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About Michael Design Works

Michel Design Works was started over 30 years ago by Bruce & Deborah Michel. Their very first product was an elaborate “memory book” called Our Country Diary, which we still sell today. It was and is a book where one captures daily events and it becomes a beautiful record of family life.
The elephant proved to be the perfect logo at that time. Although Michel Design Works has greatly expanded into Bath & Body, Home Fragrance and Home Decor, when Bruce & Deborah remember and celebrate all of their wonderful customers and the Michel Design Works history, it is even more fitting today!

A letter from Deborah
Each season, as I start to think about new collections and products, I assemble an idea wall in my office. I place postcards and ephemera alongside favorite paintings, juxtapose photos of my garden against antique botanical prints, and add color swatches, fabric samples, and interesting textures. All this creates an inspirational backdrop for the new lines I design.

It’s a solo process, so it’s both important and exciting to see how others respond to the results. Michel Design Works’ production, sales, and marketing teams provide professional feedback. Family and friends offer their personal opinions—and so do complete strangers. Recently I walked through the airport wearing one of the scarves we’re introducing this spring (see photo), and several people stopped me to say how much they liked it and to ask where they could buy one. Just the reaction I was hoping for!

Most important is the response from you, our valued customers. All of us at Michel Design Works hope you like the designs and products we’re introducing this season, including decorative cotton pillows, new tin ware—and the scarves. We look forward to hearing from you!
Best wishes,
Deborah Michel

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