Custom Metal Furniture and Furnishings
I design and fabricate metal furniture and furnishings. Although I use various materials that complement metal, such as glass and wood, I always try to use as much metal as possible. Some people think metal is a cold and sterile material, but I find it to be quite the opposite. Metal can be very warm and beautiful depending on how you treat or patina it.
Of all the objects that I design and create, I find that I am most passionate about making furniture. Furniture has the power to transform a space, and I enjoy seeing how my work alters different environments. When I create a piece of furniture I envision it in the space in which it will reside, and I marvel at the idea that what I have designed will outlast me.
Michael Daniel has been working professionally as a metal artist since 1993.
Michael designs and fabricates metal work for the trade, retail buyers and individuals. He works with architects and interior designers to create pieces that range from large-scale installations to decoration and furniture for residences and stores and other businesses.
Michael has also created metal furnishings and sculpture for several restaurants, such as Gramercy Tavern, Craft, Hearth, Terroir, and Riverpark. He has also created metal work for various retailers, companies and institutions ranging from the MGM Grand to Pace University.
Michael also offers beginning welding and metal sculpting classes in his studio in Queens, New York City.