From the humble beginnings of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, a young Michael Dawkins discovered his innate passion for design. Fascinated, he would tear apart old furniture, like a worn-out wingback chair, and reinvent it with a new facade. Without any formal training, Michael's destiny was clearly intertwined with design. His hunger for knowledge led him to attend the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, where he submerged himself in the world of industrial design and architecture. The Big Apple then beckoned, and New York became the city where his eponymous design firm was established.<br><br> However, destiny had a twist in store. While sculpting art pieces from silver and bronze, he stumbled upon a unique transformation; what started as abstract art soon morphed into intricate jewelry. The "Michael Dawkins" collection was born, catching the eyes of enthusiasts from North America to Japan. So profound was its impact that even QVC came knocking for a partnership, prompting him to put his interiors company on hold.<br><br> The world was soon to know Michael Dawkins, not just as any jeweler, but as a maestro of granulation. This ancient technique of heating metal until it forms minuscule bubbles, became Michael's signature. Each bubble, thoughtfully placed and combined with dazzling diamonds and semi-precious stones, stood out in a sea of conventional designs. His collections, whether it was a bracelet gleaming with smoky quartz or a necklace sparkling with blue topaz, were unmistakable and easily distinguished from other pieces in the crowd.<br><br> Yet, his heart yearned for his first love, and the call of interior design was too potent to ignore forever. In 2010, Michael Dawkins ventured back into the realm of home goods and furnishings, opening his inaugural showroom in Miami's Design District. From the high-end boutiques of Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus to his retail space in Miami’s Tony Design District, Michael Dawkins became a name synonymous with timeless elegance, intricate craftsmanship, and unparalleled beauty.<br><br> In a world where many chase fleeting trends, Michael’s unwavering commitment to designs that were "functional, wearable, and timeless", combined with a genuine respect for nature's hues, textures, and compositions, ensured his place as a cherished icon of style and craftsmanship.