Michael C. Fortune

FWW Contributing Editor Michael Fortune has designed and built furniture for clients across the continent for more than 30 years. A resident of Lakefield, Ontario, he is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary furniture masters. A key to Michael's success as a designer/builder is his sketchbook, where he brainstorms and refines ideas before committing to a more detailed illustration of a final design. His old, dog-eared sketchbooks are also a reservoir of new ideas. In 1993, Michael became the first furniture maker to receive Canada's prestigious Bronfman Award for excellence in fine craft. He was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2000. His articles in FWW cover a broad range of topics, from design to technique.