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Favorite travel destination

My work is

The playful search for beauty

Inspiration comes from
Lovely gardens, the human body

Greatest lesson learned
After spending 16 months in a Stalinist prison, I felt that all life after that was a gift

I love
A rounded shape that fits nicely into the hand

Eva Zeisel
Product Designer

Angel Zárraga, a Mexican painter I met in Paris in the '20s, who guided me when I painted my self-portrait

Recently completed products
Plexiglas picture frames, pendant lamps, flatware, and handblown glass vases for Gump's San Francisco (shown)

My most successful design
Hallcraft, now reproduced as Classic Century by Royal Stafford

Every tabletop should have
A centerpiece or vase

Color of choice

My happy place
In my studio/country house sitting in front of the fire


hdtalks: the interviews

During HD Expo 2014, Hospitality Design’s Michael Adams sat down with HBA’s Michael Bedner to talk about his half-century in the hospitality design industry. View the video.



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