Michael Gittings grew up in Albury, NSW. Nearly every weekend until he was 16 was spent in The Victorian High Country fishing, camping and exploring. Michael has always been curious about nature and the built environment with a strong interest in architecture, not just the design of buildings but the methods used to construct them. He completed a trade apprenticeship in Roof Plumbing and worked in the construction industry full time until a 6-month trip to Europe in 2014. Upon returning to Australia Michael started pursuing several different creative outlets including music and instrument making ultimately settling on furniture design.
Michael's current practice is deeply intuitive, focusing on metals and their properties. He is interested in the myriad of treatments and technologies employed by industry to form and finish metal products, some of which are at the very forefront of modern science while others have been around for millennia.