Faces of Milan

Ben Forgey

Ben Forgey
Furniture Designer

Ben Forgey was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in a small town in the foot hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. Always finding ways to combine creativity and commerce, his lemonade stands, art sales and magic shows fully prepared him for a career of putting two sticks together to make iconoclastic furniture attractive to the similarly wild at heart. Some of his clients have been Lady Gaga, Ozzy Osbourne, and James Taylor.  After 20 years of living in New Mexico, Ben married a Michigan girl he met there. In 2011, they decided to raise their son near her extended family right here in Washtenaw County. He was drawn to making his home in Milan because of its comfortable feel. He also gets an inner smile as he remembers the year that he lived in Milan, Italy as a younger man.   

Photo Credit: Mary Kerkes

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