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Birthplace
S.F. Bay Area,CA

Website

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Hello, my name is Michael Fisher.  I became involved with art and design as a young child and pursued my interest into high school.  I'm a member of the SFDC in San Francisco, CA and still passionate for modern art and designs to this day.  The past four years, I started showing my art at a few exhibits and auctioning of pieces at the University of The Pacific for sororities and local charities.

I began to look for another medium to display my art rather than the typical oils and acrylics on canvas hanging on walls.  It has to be fresh, different - something never done before.  I'm the type of person that doesn't think in the box or out of the box; rather I think the box hinders ones creative thinking.

I came up with an idea, drew up my new innovative design then I made a crude functional prototype of my invention.  Next I retained an I.P. Attorney and submitted an utility patent that is at the patent pending stage now.  I named my creation "dualdesignflatware" and trademarked the name as well.

The company name LEALMILAN ("Leal" meaning loyal in old world French and "Milan" is a city in Italy) was already established for my art.  Now I needed to gather a team of people who could bring my invention to life. So I became the designer and creative director for the team.

My long time friend Michael Hernandez, who I've known for about 20 years now, became part of my team. Mike graduated with an engineering degree from UC Davis.  Mike helped me get rolling further in developing my invention and produced the working prototype.

This utility patented design is the only flatware handle that can rotate 180 degrees to display two different designs on one piece of flatware. This innovative design can have multiple art, pictures and design inlays, etchings, engravings on one or both sides of the handle. The handle structural design can be made in many different shapes and sizes, as well as materials.

I also brought in Adam Zachary to the team as well.  I've known Adam well over twenty five years.  He has a graphic arts degree from San Joaquin Delta College and studied at the University of The Pacific.  He also worked a number of years for the Stockton Record News Paper as the Pre-Press Supervisor.   I knew with his skills in Flash, Photoshop and AutoCAD we could take our team to the next level.

Adam and I work on the innovative art designs and the visual parts of the website.  Mike and I focus on the mechanical aspects and the prototypes of the designs.  Mike also does our programming for our website as well.

We hope to display dualdesignflatware at exhibits, galleries, museums and magazines in the near future. We would also like to share dualdesignflatware with the world by licensing it to a company who will bring it to the market.   We are now creating  other art designs that will be shown on our website in the winter of the 2008.

You can view dualdesignflatware on our website at www.lealmilan.com and feel free to e-mail me at michael@lealmilan.com for more info.  We would also like to thank Artslant.com for giving us the opportunity to display our  modern art and  innovative designs.

Thank You,

Michael Fisher

Recent Exhibits

Michael Fisher participated in these exhibits:

May, 2011 Open Studios Spring 2011
Floor4Art
 
May, 2011 T A K I N G P L A C E
Floor4Art Gallery
 
Nov, 2010 Guises of Listening
London College of Communication
 
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