“I look at everything outside the world of woodworking and furniture making for inspiration and try to apply it to what I am making,” says Michael Rupich. However, skateboarding, surfing and the the intersection of nature and the digital space are constant influences in his work.
Besides being shown the basics of woodworking by his father as a child, Michael Rupich is completely self taught, mostly through a process of trial and error. “It’s a tough way to learn, but you never forget something once you figure it out,” he says. “I am still learning every day, though, and any time I have the chance to talk the ear off an old-timer, I will jump on it.”