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Micky Dolenz mugged, sang, and drummed his way to superstardom in the 1960s as one of the Monkees. These days, however, he is just as likely to be found alongside his daughter Georgia in his home woodshop west of Los Angeles as he is on a concert stage.

In 2013, the two turned a shared hobby—an affinity for woodworking that Micky picked up from his father and passed on to Georgia—into a homespun business making handmade furniture.

“When I moved to L.A. permanently four years ago, my dad and I started making things four ourselves in his workshop,” Georgia recalls. “I’d say, ‘I need a bookcase,’ so we’d build a bookcase. And then we made a coffee table as a birthday present for a friend. We designed it ourselves and it was a really cool coffee table, so I said, ‘Why don’t we do this as a business?’ We both love spending days in the workshop, and it just seemed that we could sell these, and maybe someone would buy one.”

Read the entire interview here, and hear Micky and Georgia discuss their design and a return to craftsmanship on Saturday, May 30, at Dwell on Design Los Angeles.


Originally submitted by William Lamb.