Daniel Michalik is a designer and design educator with a furniture and product design studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Daniel’s interests stem from rethinking familiar yet underutilized materials and local manufacturing methods, and how the products that emerge from these can redefine accepted notions of use. Be it in unlocking the secrets of cork, or redefining the hidden genius of pegboard systems, Daniel believes there is delight (maybe even magic) waiting to be discovered in rethinking the way we use everyday items. His work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Dwell, Sight Unseen, Dezeen, Phaidon Books, I.D., Wallpaper*, Interior Design and American Craft, as well as the Smithsonian Channel and HGTV. He has written articles on sustainable materials, design and manufacturing for Core77, American Craft and other publications. Daniel is a Professor of Product and Industrial Design at Parsons School of Design in New York City.