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MICHAEL GARMAN

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Michael Garman designs and produces all of his furniture and objects in his Houston, Texas boutique studio. With a strong focus on the simple and the functional, Garman strives to create pieces that are playful and interactive, but still maintain a high level of design. He uses basic geometric shapes, seamless surfaces, and clean finishes to show where art meets architecture. Each design is hand crafted with natural woods and materials low in formaldehyde and VOC, a testament to Garman’s commitment to sustainable, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly design.

 Garman has degrees in Fine Art and Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and began creating furniture in 2009. His first foray into furniture design, Bnch, received the award for best prototype at the 2009 Toronto International Design Show. In 2015, his Felt Mirror also received the award for best prototype at Toronto’s Interior Design Show. It is this piece that inspired his new collaboration with kM, Write OnWrite On, available as as a whiteboard or a blackboard, is sophisticated and functional, perfect for the home, office, dorm room, and beyond.