michael coffey

"Tempest" cabinet,  in situ

Michael Coffey has been working with wood for over 40 years and is known as one of the last true master woodworkers still producing work today. His signature style and recurring motifs pave the way to him becoming one of the greats he looked up to as a child - Nakashima, Castle, Esherick, Maloof. 

Born and raised in New York City, Michael worked as a community organizer and consultant throughout the United States and Mexico before focusing on woodworking full time. Since 1967, Michael has been making exceptional pieces of furniture and interior architecture for private and corporate clients, institutions, galleries and designers and has participated in over 100 shows in galleries, museums and craft expositions. His work has appeared in numerous publications including House Beautiful, House & Garden, Interior Design, The New York Times and Forbes.


available work

"Pegasus" Coffee Table, designed 1980

African Padouk, Lucite.

17 x 54 x 36 in.

"Swahili II" Credenza, designed 1972

African Mozambique.

25 x 84 x 24 in.

"Serpent II" Coffee Table, designed 1995

African Mozambique, glass.

17 x 60 x 32 in.

"Heron II" Table, designed 1990

African Mozambique.

36 x 41 x 20 in.

"Ménage a Trois" Dressing Table, designed 1992

African Mozambique, mirrored glass.

Table: 14 x 60 x 18 in.

"Satan's Tongue" Coffee Table, designed 1982

African Padouk.

17 x 48 x 24 in.

"Tutu" Breakfast Table, designed 2011

American black walnut.

29 x 55 x 38 in.

"Cobra" Desk, designed 1982

African Mozambique.

39 x 44 x 30 in.

"Lily Pad" Dining Table and Chairs, designed 1980

African Mozambique.

Table: 29 in. high x 60 in. diameter

"Touch and Go I" Wall Cabinet, designed 1989

African Mozambique.

93 x 39 x 23 in.

"Lily Pad II" Table (with "Lotus" chairs), designed 1982

Bleached white oak.

Table: 29 in. high x 60 in. diameter

"Presentation" Lectern, designed 1982

White oak.

48 x 22 x 16 in.

"Tsunami" Cabinet, designed 2008

African Mozambique, white oak, Plexiglas.

28 x 90 x 24 in.

"Pas de Deux I" Dining Table, designed 1971

African Mozambique, glass.

28 x 60 x 60 in.

"Whale of a Bar", designed in 1994

Solid and veneered mahogany, Corian, electrical components.

98 x 128 x 78 in.

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