After studying fine arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam Michiel Poelmann starts to focus on designing furniture. The natural materials he uses in his autonomous work, such as wood, stone and metal are also incorporated in his closets, tables and chairs. While shaping and polishing he still preserves he original, natural qualities of the material. In his work Poelmann is searching for tension between various elements and their features. By combining those he creates a fusion of different materials.