After studying under renowned decorator, André Arbus, Michel Boyer began his career specializing in office furniture, corporate offices and banks. Boyer utilized the materials of his era and privileged architectural forms, often playing with solids and voids. Boyer established certain standards of 1970s style with designs such as the foam-covered linear chauffeuse– a chair made of metal tubes and rolls of leather– and is well known for his stools in stainless steel and lighting designs of great simplicity. Boyer received many significant commissions of the 1970s, including the Rothschild Bank in Paris (1970), the Hotel PLM Saint-Jacques (1972), the French Embassies in Brasilia (1975) and Washington (1975), and a number of corporate offices. He worked with fashion designers including Lanvin, Dior and Balmain. His private clients included Elie de Rothschild, Liliane Betencourt and Karim Aga Khan.


'X' Stool, c. 1968
Stainless Steel, Leather Upholstery
40.6 H x 50.16 W x 50.16 D centimeters
16 H x 19.75 W x 19.75 D inches