The ultimate in luxury is always hand-made. For award-winning artist and designer Michael Olshefski, the process of transforming Earth-born materials into stunning and luxurious works of art is an intimate process - he hand-selects every wood element and allows it to inform and inspire his ultimate design. The end result evokes a highly visceral response in the viewer time and again.
Michael’s studio, Primal Modern, specializes in fine furnishings, sculpture, and objects of art from salvaged and reclaimed wood. Each piece is one of a kind and speaks to a passion for design, precision craftsmanship and a reverence for nature. His work - timeliness, organic and devoid of stains or dyes - is rooted in the ancient art and philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, modern art, architecture and design. Wabi-Sabi recognizes that all things are in constant transition - Michael freezes this transition to capture the essence of the tree and create sublime beauty at the heart of every piece. His environmentally beautiful furnishings pay homage to the planet and to our desire for well-being… they enhance daily life in every way.
Michael is highly sought after for his very personal approach with clients to create striking, one-of-a-kind and Limited Edition works of art that fit perfectly with their surroundings and become the focal point or conversation piece of any interior.