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 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, Insieme and Terroir. He has also created metal work for various retailers, companies and institutions ranging from Kenneth Cole to Pace University. 

 

Michael also offers beginning welding and metal sculpting classes in his studio in Queens, New York City.

 

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Ceruse Dining Room Table

Michael Daniel

Here are (finally) the photos of the Ceruse Dining Room Table. The wood top on this table is ash with a ceruse finish, and the legs have been blackened. This table had its premiere at Makers Market at Socrates Sculpture Park this past summer, and inspired a whole new line of ceruse tables (photos coming soon...). Thanks again to Csaba and Robby for their exquisite woodwork and finishing. 

MDMD Ceruse Dining Table 1.jpg
MDMD Ceruse Dining Table 3.jpg

Macassar Ebony Dining Room Table at Home

Michael Daniel

Sara has been begging me to bring this table home.  Every time I make a new piece for the house, it ends up in a store or someone buys it before I can get it home.  I finally finished a new line of tables (photos will be up soon!) and was able to reclaim the Macassar Ebony Dining Room table and get it in the dining room before Christmas. A great big thanks to Csaba, Istvan, and Laszlo, my superstar Hungarians next door, who do amazing woodwork.

I did a table with the same steel legs, but a different wood top for the Makers Market at Socrates Sculpture Park this year, and still have to get those photos up, too. Obviously, my New Year's Resolution this year is to blog more...

Macassar Ebony Dining Table

Michael Daniel

For a long time now I have been promising Sara and Silas that I would bring home a new dining table. Well, I finally finished it and as soon as it was done it ended up in a store. Yes, the family is a little disappointed but happy to see it out in the world. Silas even helped Sara choose the backdrops for the photos.

The Macassar Ebony Dining Table is available through Michael Daniel Metal Design and at Voos Furniture in Williamsburg.

 Front View

Front View

 Side View

Side View

 Leg Detail

Leg Detail

 Silas testing backdrops.

Silas testing backdrops.

Big thanks to the attendees of Voos Furniture's Friday night event!

Michael Daniel

Just want to say thanks again to everyone who made it out to Williamsburg on Friday night for the Voos "Meet the Designers" event.  I really appreciate your support and had a great time hanging out with you all.  I've included a couple photos from the event, one of which is my new sofa (more photos of the sofa to follow in a few days). Thanks again!

 Designers Redefining Metal

Designers Redefining Metal

 My new sofa on display at Voos Furniture

My new sofa on display at Voos Furniture

Christmas Gift Ideas on Etsy

Michael Daniel

Madison Purse Hook
Madison Purse Hook

Happy Thanksgiving!  Before you bust a gut rushing out the door on Black Friday, why not shop from the comfort of your La-Z-Boy and check out some of my new items on Etsy.  Purse hooks to keep the ladies' fancy handbags from touching the floor and elegant candle stands to illuminate your living room or bedroom.

Happy holidays to all!  Gobble, gobble.

Statuto Ring Dining Table

Michael Daniel

A new client in San Diego recently sent me some photos of a dining room table that he had commissioned from me.  The table is 60" x 30" and the design is based on my Statuto Ring line of tables.  It's always great to have photos of the furniture in its environment.  Big thanks to Mark for being a great client and for sending the images.

 Statuto Ring Dining Table before glass top

Statuto Ring Dining Table before glass top

 Another view of the Statuto Ring Dining Table

Another view of the Statuto Ring Dining Table

 Client Photo #1

Client Photo #1

 Client Photo #2

Client Photo #2

 Client Photo #3

Client Photo #3

 Client Photo #4

Client Photo #4

VOOS Furniture

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I'm pleased to announce that VOOS, a great new home furnishings store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, recently picked up several of my pieces.  VOOS carries furniture and objects made by local New York City designers and I feel privileged to have my work featured alongside such amazingly talented artists.

Shagreen Art at ICFF 2009

Michael Daniel

Shagreen Art Booth at ICFF 2009
Shagreen Art Booth at ICFF 2009

My neighbor, Laszlo Sallay, exhibited at ICFF this year and asked me to design a base for one of the table tops that he wanted to display in the show.

Laszlo is an amazingly talented woodworker who does a lot of great veneer finishes, restoration work and came up with this new design on wood called Shagreen.  Shagreen is basically a faux sharkskin-type look and texture but is 100% wood.

Here's a photo of the table base that I made:

Shagreen Table Base
Shagreen Table Base

I also made some knobs for one of the cabinets, which can be seen in the photo below:

Shagreen Cabinet Knobs
Shagreen Cabinet Knobs

When I was at the show on Saturday, Laszlo was getting a great response and there were a lot of people in his booth.  Check out more of Laszlo's great woodwork and finishes on his website.

Recycled Plumber's Pipe Fireplace Screen

Michael Daniel

Finally, after months and months and months, I was able to get around to making a removeble, decorative fireplace screen for the wonderful Chee-Zefi family.  I needed to make a screen that was also childproof, so I designed this screen to lift up and out -- easy for an adult but too heavy for a child.  This fireplace was constructed out of various sizes of recycled plumber's pipe, which I wire brushed.  I then welded the pieces of pipe into a tubing frame that has a blackened finish.

 Fireplace before screen.

Fireplace before screen.

 Recycled Plumber's Piper Fireplace Screen

Recycled Plumber's Piper Fireplace Screen

 Recycled Plumber's Pipe Fireplace Screen

Recycled Plumber's Pipe Fireplace Screen

Patinaed Staircase

Michael Daniel

I'm a bit behind on blog posts, I know. There was Silas' birthday, Christmas, New Year's and now it's February and I promise not to be so lacksidasical. I have some photos from a recent job that I did for my friend Igor. I had patinaed and waxed the stairs for his client a while ago, and went back to do a poly finish on the handrail. I know that doesn't sound terribly exciting, but it's the patina that I'm proud of as it's one of my own recipes. I was able to get a couple of photos on my last trip there. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera, so the photo here is one that I captured with my crappy Nokia cellphone.

The photo doesn't show the patina quite as well as I would like, but at least I was able to document the job for my patina archives.

East Village Staircase
East Village Staircase

Il Bambino Window Guard and Sign Installed

Michael Daniel

I've been meaning to post pictures of the completed window guard and sign for Il Bambino, but have been caught up with finishing last minute orders for Christmas.  I'm documenting the rusting of the steel, so I'll have more photos as the months go by. 

 Il Bambino Window Guard and Sign

Il Bambino Window Guard and Sign

 Il Bambino Window Guard and Sign

Il Bambino Window Guard and Sign

Also, I'm working on votive candle holders for Il Bambino's tables so I'll be sure to post the work in progress after the holidays.

Gramercy Tavern Light Fixtures

Michael Daniel

Gramercy Tavern asked me to design some new light fixtures for their main dining room. Here are some photos of the work in progress and the finished product. 

 Light fixture frame (before copper mesh)

Light fixture frame (before copper mesh)

 With and without copper mesh

With and without copper mesh

 All three finished light fixtures at Gramercy Tavern

All three finished light fixtures at Gramercy Tavern

 Finished light fixture, hanging in the main dining room at Gramercy Tavern

Finished light fixture, hanging in the main dining room at Gramercy Tavern

Zeitgeist Monitor Stands

Michael Daniel

This summer I helped my friend Denny work on a picnic table and benches for his girlfriend Amy. While he was working at my studio, he ran into an old friend of his, James, who was opening a new sound studio in the neighborhood. James needed monitor stands for his new space, so Denny and I hooked him up. 

 Plumbers pipe, cut and ready to be pieced together.

Plumbers pipe, cut and ready to be pieced together.

 One of the designs in progress...

One of the designs in progress...

 Denny working on one of the monitor stands

Denny working on one of the monitor stands

 Almost finished monitor stand

Almost finished monitor stand

 Finished stands for Zeitgeist Sound Studios

Finished stands for Zeitgeist Sound Studios

Pace University Dorm

Michael Daniel

Last year I did some decorative work for a new Pace University dorm that was being built. The lovely and talented ladies at Amy Statuto Interiors (the interior designer for the job) sent me some images of the work after it had been installed. Nice! 

 Metal panels designed to cover a room divider for Pace University dorm lobby

Metal panels designed to cover a room divider for Pace University dorm lobby

 I designed several wall panels and light boxes for the dorm, which were fitted on every floor of the building

I designed several wall panels and light boxes for the dorm, which were fitted on every floor of the building

 View of the wall panels and light boxes behind the lobby reception desk

View of the wall panels and light boxes behind the lobby reception desk