Michael was born in London in 1969. He studied product design at Central Saint Martin's college of art and design and set up inflate with three other partners in 1995. Michael set up his own design studio in 1997 with partner Lisa Giuliani.
In 2000 black dog published a book on Michael and his work entitled 'once upon a line'. Since then Michael has gone from strength to strength designing his first interior in Osaka and working with high profile manufacturers internationally as well as in the up.