Michael Young (1966) is a British-born designer who works from studios in Brussels and Reykjavik to create technically rigorous, but always humorous products and furniture. Michael Young has been amongst the most successful and influential designers of his generation from the outset of his career. In 1992 his early Woven steel works were immediately acquired by public institutions such as Centre Pompidou and the Louvre Museum. His "Mid Nineties," collection of furnishings for E&Y Tokyo was purchased by Die Neue Sammlung Museum Germany and the Design Museum London. The collection was said to have created a new formal language in design. Max Borka director of the Kortrijk Design Biennale was quoted as saying "it is almost now impossible to pin point its dramatic influence so copied was his work of this period". Michael has been appointed to be the creative director of the 100% Design Tokyo event 2 years in a roll (2007 and 2008) .