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  • “The houses have Aurea and you must show it
    to give them back their beauty”

    Michael S Smith
  • “The houses have Aurea and you must show it to give them back their beauty”

    Michael S Smith

Michael S Smith

Considered one of the most original and respected talents in the design industry today. With an international profile of residential, hospitality and commercial clients, Smith’s style is a seamless blend of European classicism and American modernism—always fresh, always evolving, always underscored by the belief that everyone should live with things they love.

He possesses a curator’s knowledge and appreciation for the past and extensive work in the antiques business. Whether in designing his own collection or in the interiors he creates for his clients, a deep respect for tradition—viewed through a modern eye—is ever-present.

Considered one of the most original and respected talents in the design industry today. With an international profile of residential, hospitality and commercial clients, Smith’s style is a seamless blend of European classicism and American modernism—always fresh, always evolving, always underscored by the belief that everyone should live with things they love.

He possesses a curator’s knowledge and appreciation for the past and extensive work in the antiques business. Whether in designing his own collection or in the interiors he creates for his clients, a deep respect for tradition—viewed through a modern eye—is ever-present.

“The decoration is based on the deep desires and aspirations of the people”

“The decoration is based on the deep desires and aspirations of the people”

Background

Michael S Smith inc, was launched in 1990, with his Jasper line of fine furniture and fabrics sold exclusively in multiline showrooms around the world.

A native of California, Michael studied interior design at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. In 1984, he continued his studies at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, then returned to the U.S. to work under the tutelage of legendary antiques dealer Gep Durenberger.

Next, he moved to New York in an association with noted designer John Saladino. After three years, he was back in California to open a home furnishings store.

Through the years, Michael has received many prestigious awards. Michael serves on the Board of Trustees of Otis College of Art and Design and has co-chaired the American Friends of the Olympia International Fine Art and Antique Fair.

He is a member of ASID, the American Society of Interior Designers. In 2010, Michael was appointed by President Obama to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House.

Background

Michael S Smith inc, was launched in 1990, with his Jasper line of fine furniture and fabrics sold exclusively in multiline showrooms around the world.

A native of California, Michael studied interior design at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. In 1984, he continued his studies at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, then returned to the U.S. to work under the tutelage of legendary antiques dealer Gep Durenberger. Next, he moved to New York in an association with noted designer John Saladino. After three years, he was back in California to open a home furnishings store.

Through the years, Michael has received many prestigious awards. Michael serves on the Board of Trustees of Otis College of Art and Design and has co-chaired the American Friends of the Olympia International Fine Art and Antique Fair.

He is a member of ASID, the American Society of Interior Designers. In 2010, Michael was appointed by President Obama to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House.


Design Portfolio

Michael S Smith’s private design projects are elegant, luxurious and sophisticated collaborations among remarkable talents.
Seeking out the perfect object, work of art or antique, Michael creates environments that reflect the lives and lifestyles of his clients.

Michael S Smith’s private design projects are elegant, luxurious and sophisticated collaborations among remarkable talents.

Seeking out the perfect object, work of art or antique, Michael creates environments that reflect the lives and lifestyles of his clients.

Publications

Publications

Michael’s designs continue to be featured in major publications.

Michael’s designs continue to be featured in major publications.


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