On this episode,
Laureen Morick chair of the
Calabasas Arts Council,
tours the studio of
artist Michael Olshefski: Primal Modern.
Michael Olshefski: Primal Modern
award-winning artist and designer
Michael Olshefski, the
process of transforming Earth-born materials into
spectacular 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 primal response in the
viewer time and again.
"My work is inspired by direct personal experiences
in nature, Eastern art and philosophy, and
minimalist modern architecture and design."
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.
For more visit
Primal Modern website at:
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