Until a few years ago, Michael McHale was an entertainment lawyer whose creative output consisted mainly of handling the legal work of creative people. Not satisfied with his occupation as a means of creative expression, McHale eventually sought out new artistic outlets.
Fed up with law but unsure of what was next, McHale walked into a design store one day to purchase a light fixture for his New York apartment. Unimpressed with the materials and the message of what was available, he was convinced he could do better. This resulted in Michael McHale Designs - interesting pieces consisting of industrial pipes and fittings drenched in fine crystal. The materials used in his industrial-chic fixtures are a commentary on how stunning contrasts can be.
Since McHale began designing in the Autumn of 2007, his work has been featured in The New York Times, Dwell, Interior Design Magazine, and in dozens of other design and lifestyle publications. His chandeliers hang in the living rooms of celebrities, taste makers, and design aficionados. His modern fixtures have been featured at the American Express VIP Room at Fashion Week in New York, in Hamptons beach houses, Aspen ski houses and bars, Doha showcases, and Taipei living rooms. His work can be seen in restaurants and nightclubs from California to Moscow.