NOV 2017 - The New Dark: Pendant Light
Mickus Projects is a furniture design studio founded in 2006 in Brooklyn by Ben K. Mickus, and currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our products harness the sensory experience created by the interplay between unique materials. Our passion is craftsmanship enhanced by digital technology.
The studio’s design process is set up around a Venn diagram of research, collaboration, and experimental design. We begin each project with a deep investigation into materials and form, and develop designs in collaboration with specialists and local craftsmen. Sustainability and new fabrication techniques are inherent in the Mickus Projects M.O. We search for clever ways to minimize the environmental impact of our products by calling attention to a sophisticated logic and intrinsic beauty.
Mickus Projects creates objects whose look-at-me attitude of form-making is imbued with a broad agenda for what we think design can do today. Once we have your attention, prepare for an experience.
Ben K. Mickus is an award-winning furniture designer and practicing architect. Ben's first job was in a lumber yard where he learned the fundamentals of building. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a Master of Architecture from UCLA.
Ben has been designing and building furniture independently for the past 14 years. His work has been exhibited in "Fashioning Felt" at the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, The Henry Ford Museum in Michigan, “Spot” at DesignPhiladelphia, and “Beyond Media” in Florence, Italy. Among his influences, Ben counts the cities in which he has lived and worked, including San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, and Copenhagen.
In addition to designing furniture, Ben is a licensed architect who has worked with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Skidmore Owings & Merrill. Ben is a Bay Area native, living in Alameda, California, with his wife and two children.