You can contact Michael by any of the followings methods:



9am - 6pm EST


Conventional mail

Michael Hurwitz

16 S. 3rd st,
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Commissioning a piece of furniture

Commissioned furniture often begins with a client telling me they've liked what they've seen of my work, and would like me to design something specific for their home.
After some discussion about their requirements, likes or dislikes etc., it moves into the design phase. At this point a design fee is requested based on the scope of the project.
Generally I provide a solution with one or two variations, including cost options, and the client chooses the one that suits them best.
Once the design has been determined, and timeframe estimated, a deposit is requested. Typically the deposit is 50% of total cost, with the final 50% due upon completion. Sometimes on more involved projects we'll divide the payments into thirds or fourths.
The price of the commission is fixed before construction begins, and will not vary unless the client requests a change mid-way through construction. (This has happened only once in 30 years.)
Please call Michael with any questions about commissioning work.

Upcoming exhibitions etc.

Some of Michael work will be included in a special exhibit at the:

Philadelphia Furniture Show

The Philadelphia Cruise Terminal at Pier 1
Philadelphia Naval Business Center (PNBC)
5100 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

March 27 (PM only) 28-29, 2009

Also at:


The Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue & 67th Street NEWYORK, N.Y

April 16 – 19, 2009

There are plans in the works to show the "Marina Line" at the:


Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

New York, N.Y.

May 16– 18, 2009 / 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Trade and General Public
May 19 / 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Design by Atsushi Hanano