THE BLOG

Third Generation Furniture Maker Michael Felix Makes His Mark

This post was published on the now-closed HuffPost Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and posted freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email.

2016-06-29-1467224087-3708339-IMG_1212.jpg

Third generation Los Angeles furniture designer Michael Felix, and his furniture collection were first introduced to the public at the Sight Unseen OFFSITE last year. This past May, during Design Week, Felix brought his second collection once again to the East Coast at the third annual Sight Unseen OFFSITE. Showcased were upholstered chairs, poufs, shelving better known as "steps", pillows, and new materials for customizable projects.

Of recent, West Village design outpost Calliope hosted a "Meet the Maker" event with Felix. The designer featured furniture not usually shown in-store, including a striped pouf and leather Standard Sofa. Guests relaxed while enjoying popcorn and raspberries, which echoed the sweet, curated details found throughout Calliope. Felix's approachable designs were a perfect fit for the summer event, bringing together industry insiders with casual admirers.

2016-06-29-1467224933-7175884-MichaelFelixStandardSofa3.jpg

2016-06-29-1467224965-4253412-MichaelFelixPoufstriped.jpg

2016-06-29-1467224998-2512531-MichaelFelixSteps3.jpg

Michael Felix is considered to be one of the few independent designers creating upholstered furniture fit for the modern home with fans ranging from designer Steven Alan to Coolhaus. Customizable fabrics and finishes make each piece unique, while traditional upholstery techniques ensure that his designs remain modern yet nostalgic. Each piece of furniture is made to order by hand in Southern California.

For more Michael Felix adventures please visit http://www.michaelfelix.com