Moses Michael has had a lifelong interest in found objects, the muscular beauty of organic decay and destruction, and the tension between natural and industrial mediums. Moses worked as a carpenter for two decades, the second of which in high-end residential finish work and joinery. While forced to take time off recuperating from an injury, he began fixing together reclaimed materials he’d long collected into what has become his signature furniture. His work incorporates the wabi-sabi aesthetic of simplicity, functionality, economy, and signs of natural degradation such as weathered wood and rust (“sabi” in Japanese). He finds inspiration — and materials — in scrap metal yards, abandoned buildings, and seaports.