Designer and carpenter Michael Kellough has been working with wood for over 25 years. His love for fine woodcrafting grew out of an early encounter with traditional Japanese joinery and the unique Japanese approach to building with wood and stone.

Later, at Dia Art Foundation, Michael worked closely with master carpenters brought in from Turkey to build a Sufi mosque using rare wood and inlay techniques.

In addition to furniture and cabinetry, Michael builds for museums, artists, film and television. Woodworking projects for museums and artists include a suite of 110 frames for Dia Art Foundation’s Joseph Beuys drawing collection, and 27 gilded mahogany sculptures for Walter De Maria’s installation, Time/Timeless/No Time, in Naoshima, Japan. His film and tv credits include sets, models and miniatures for Star Trek, Saturday Night Live, and the Back to the Future Ride at Universal Studios.

Michael has a Masters of Fine Arts degree in studio art. He lives in New York City.

Walter De Maria's installation, Time/Timeless/No Time, Naoshima, Japan

Set built and designed by Michael Kellough for Burger King television commercial.