“Once you reach a certain level of furniture making, impeccable craftsmanship is expected, absolutely and without discussion. At that point, design becomes a much more important part of what makes for visually interesting, beautiful furniture.”
Mike Korsak is an award-winning furniture maker. Since 2010 his work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States. Mike’s writing on the subject of designing and crafting studio furniture has been featured in Fine Woodworking magazine and he is an instructor at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine.
Mike possesses a strong personal aesthetic and is driven to create by the need to express his aesthetic. He offers finely detailed, impeccably crafted furniture that reflects a passion and respect for the design process. Mike’s designs are developed through the use of full-scale drawings, mock-ups and prototypes. To produce his work, he rough mills material using antique machinery and does final shaping, fitting and surface preparation with hand tools.
Mike continues to explore and develop his aesthetic by producing commissioned work. He also continues to reinforce his reputation as a nationally recognized furniture maker through teaching and writing. Currently, Mike is the Windgate Artist-in-Residence at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Wood Center, where he is developing a body of experimental work.