Born in Romania, Mica Ertegun left the country after the Russian occupation. She spent one and a half year in Switzerland and Paris before moving to Canda and finally settling down in New York after marrying founder and chairman of Atlantic Records Ahmet Ertegun in 1960.
In 1967 Mica started MAC II with her freidn Chessy Rayner designing residential and commercial projects both in the US and abroad. These designs created by MAC II have been published in House & Garden, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest as well as international magazines. After 40 years, MAC II is widely considered one of today’s preeminent firms in the field.
The firm’s particular talent is in the mixture of antique and contemporary aspects of their designs. Thus, the use of important antique furniture, modern pieces and whimsical items of no great value. This applies to all other parts of their design, for example, the use of an antique fabric on a modern chair, an antique carpet in a modern setting, or the use of old Kilims to upholster new sofas, etc. The result is always serene, uncluttered, yet elegant environments. One is always wonderfully surprised by these unexpected combinations, they render each project unique. The firm has followed this model for over40 years, and it continues to serve them well.