Michelle Lipson Woodworking

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Before beginning her furniture career, Michelle Lipson worked with a non-profit organization building straw bale houses. The work was a collaborative process and often details were discussed and added as the work progressed. She sees her role as a furniture maker as a logical progression from these roots. She builds unique high quality furniture and cabinetry focussing on each client's specific needs. Her custom work is highly personalized and her product line borrows details and design elements from it, in her unique signature style.

In 1999, after 3 years of apprenticing with local Philadelphia furniture makers, she decided to continue working on her own. Most of her work is inspired by different forms of vernacular architecture and influenced by her love of Danish modern and art deco designs. She has exhibited in the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft show, Philadelphia Furniture and Furnishings show and shown work in the Wexler Gallery, also in Philadelphia.