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Exciting projects are in the works! Mike is set to begin working on his largest commission to date for a new Miraval Spa set to open in May 2012. He was handpicked by internationally-known designer Clodagh to do the piece which will measure approximately 28-feet wide – the biggest piece of his artistic career. Mike will begin working on the enormous steel masterpiece February 8th in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio…Stay tuned for more upcoming details about this fantastic collaboration in design, set to officially kickoff at the end of February at an event to be held in New York City’.

Who is Clodagh?

Irish-born Clodagh, a constant force in the design field and world traveler, has visited 90-plus countries throughout her professional career, designing everything from makeup packaging to million square foot hotels. In her studio currently based in Manhattan’s Noho neighborhood, Clodagh oversees three distinct divisions: Clodagh Signature, Clodagh Collection and Clodagh Design; in 2009 Clodagh celebrated 25 years of design in New York.2010_clodagh-bio

Clodagh’s mission:

To remain true to herself while producing quality, inspirational and life-enhancing design. She passionately believes that good design can support well-being, and uses Feng Shui, Chromotheraphy, Biophilia, and sustainable materials to bring an unmistakable look, structure and flow that appeals to all the human senses to her projects. Recognized as a a leader in the green design movement, she aligns herself with companies and vendors who also embody this ethic, as well as fostering relationships with companies who strive to contribute philanthropically to their communities.

For more information about Clodagh, please visit her website and check back for updates on this exciting Miraval Spa venture with Mike Elsass.