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Ben K. Mickus is an award-winning furniture designer and practicing architect. Ben’s first job was in a lumber yard where he learned the fundamentals of building. He studied at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Architecture. He then earned a Master of Architecture from UCLA.

Ben has been designing and building furniture independently for the past 12 years. His work has been exhibited in “Fashioning Felt” at the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, The Henry Ford Museum in Michigan, “Spot” at DesignPhiladelphia, and “Beyond Media” in Florence, Italy. Among his influences, Ben counts the cities in which he has lived and worked, including San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, and Copenhagen.

In addition to designing furniture, Ben is a licensed…

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  • Born on May 4
  • Joined October 12, 2011

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About

Ben K. Mickus is an award-winning furniture designer and practicing architect. Ben’s first job was in a lumber yard where he learned the fundamentals of building. He studied at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Architecture. He then earned a Master of Architecture from UCLA.

Ben has been designing and building furniture independently for the past 12 years. His work has been exhibited in “Fashioning Felt” at the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, The Henry Ford Museum in Michigan, “Spot” at DesignPhiladelphia, and “Beyond Media” in Florence, Italy. Among his influences, Ben counts the cities in which he has lived and worked, including San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, and Copenhagen.

In addition to designing furniture, Ben is a licensed architect who has worked with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Skidmore Owings & Merrill. Ben resides in Alameda, California, with his wife and two children.

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