While attending Pratt Institute, Michael Wolk designed and built some of the furnishings for Legendary Musician John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Studio. Working for JOKO Recording Studio decided his future. In 1973, he graduated from Pratt with honors and with the determination to design interiors and furniture for those with the same passion for art as his most famous client. Wolk spent the next two years designing and building furniture and furnishings for mostly Latin American Clientele in Miami. In 1975, Wolk realized that he needed fresh ideas and inspiration. Wolk began to travel, first throughout the United Stated, going as far as San Franciscoand Hawaii and eventually around World, to Fiji and New Zealand. As he traveled, he continued to design and to work for client's employing local artisans to build his current projects. In 1976, Michael Wolk returned to the United States, re-established his design company and then he merged his firm with that of two other Pratt Graduates. For the next eight years he was a principal in one of Florida's Premier Graphic, Interior and Industrial firms. The firm continued to expand over the years, finally employing twenty-five designers and support staff. Eventually Wolk chose to re-open his own design firm. Michael Wolk Design Associates. As the president and Creative Director, Wolk is involved with the creations of every design for every client. He and his staff of talented designers provide comprehensive design services for clients throughout Europe, Latin America, The Caribbean as well as here in the United States. From John Lennon, to the Warner Brothers film "Batman Returns", Wolk's client list include names known worldwide. He has designed Country Clubs and Resorts, Restaurants and Epicurean Grocery Stores, Banks and Law Firms, as well as residences and sailing yachts. He has designed licensed products for racecar champion, Emerson Fitipaldi. The ABC television series "Grapevine" shot its pilot show at Wolk's home and incorporated his furniture designs in key scenes. (The show didn't last, but the coffee table still sells well)! He has won commissions for Art in Public Places in Florida & Maryland. Michael Wolk's work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and books. Wolk has authored a coffee table book entitles "Designing for the Table." He continues to work, teach and lecture about his passion. "DESIGN"
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