Michael Todd Smith

Merchandise Mart dreamHOME 2012 Game Room

April 13- December 7, 2012 | Dark Knight Dartboard- Custom fabricated steel, wood and fiberglass dartboard

http://merchandisemartdesigncenter.com/mmartdesigncenter/index.cfm/dreamhome/tourtherooms/gameroom/

RUE Magazine

January and February 2011 issue | 20th century console table with Chinese stone top and custom base with bronze finish

Michigan Avenue Magazine September 2011 issue | Article featuring Michael at 7th annual Guerrilla Truck Show with his steel H-Bench

In its seventh year, the Guerrilla Furniture and Art Truck Show has become one of the most notable independent design events in the industry and an early summer staple for design junkies across the city. It was conceived and curated by founder Morlen Sinoway and staff, whose eponymous custom furniture and home accessory atelier still sits center court amid the festivities at the corner of Fulton Market and Aberdeen. What started as a meager six-truck display of talent has grown into a juried affair of more than 40 U-Hauls, which morph into showrooms for a night in hopes of gaining commercial notice; in fact, Crate & Barrel and other design shops have scouted for talent at the show. Meet three Chicago-based firms that caused a stir at this year’s show—they are sure to be national names in no time. Read more at http://michiganavemag.com/living/articles/3-home-design-heroes?page=3

A Sculptural Approach
Old and discarded materials gain a new perspective and sense of historical value in Michael Todd Smith’s hands. Known for his custom furniture, Smith never veered too far from his background as a sculpture major at DePaul University; craftsmanship and traditional technique remain at the core of his work. The designer and custom fabricator says his interaction with clients ranges from conception to drawing to finished product, and he enjoys making customers a part of the approach and process. He aims to use sustainable materials, like kiln-dried wood indigenous to the Chicago area, in an effort to create everlasting and timeless images in furniture. His H-Bench is an innovative endeavor in steel—the piece premiered at his first Guerrilla show and reportedly had a top furniture retailer courting his talents soon after.

   

© 2013 Michael Todd Smith

mtsmith23@mac.com
847-373-0858
2340 S. Foster Ave
Wheeling, Illinois 60090
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