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International Chic with a Michigan Touch

 
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José Regueiro started drawing and working with wood as a child. He would sometimes accompany his father to the university engineering department he ran and hang out in the labs and shops there. This was the true beginning of what would become a lifetime of designing and making for him. After finishing high school in Rochester, Michigan, José was hired by a small woodworking shop near his home until he ventured out on his own and started his studio in 1981. After decades of practice, José has found that innovative objects properly refined yield the most elegant results. Even when he first started, he always matched his meticulousness for his craft with innovation of design. With a strong awareness of global trends and Michigan's long tradition of furniture design, he applies the absolute highest standards of design, woodworking, ergonomics and finishing techniques that have helped him cultivate a singular yet international style. Today he spends most of his time developing and creating functional decorative objects and occasional furniture pieces in his studio, housed in a century old automobile factory in Pontiac, Michigan, in the Detroit metro area. After nearly 40 years as a full time professional designer and craftsman, he has developed a following throughout the country and around the world, with work across the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand, amongst others.