Michael McQuaid is an artist/furniture maker located in Emyvale, Prince Edward Island. He attended technical schools in photography, structural design and furniture/cabinetry and has worked for companies in each of these fields to developed his skills that would lead him to develop his own style in art furniture. His inspirations are great photographers like Ansel Adams and Yousuf Karsh and craftsman like Sam Maloof and Wendell Castle. Each piece is made with a high standard of composition and quality.
His philosophy is to create a piece that is dynamic to the eye and non-conformity to traditional furniture. Hence 'art furniture' where thinking gets in the way of creation and there is to place for labels and titles. Each piece is open and free but with functionality.