BOYER Michel

Michel Boyer was born in 1935. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, then at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. In 1960, he was hired by the architect Pierre Dufau, which was completing the Palais des Sports. He then participated in the reconstruction of the Rothschild Bank in Paris; once the building was completed, Michel Boyer was in charge of the interior architecture and design. In 1968, he opened the Rouvre gallery where he presented his own creations— such as the "X" shaped stool in bent and curved steel— as well as those of other artists such as Yonel Lebovici and Italian designers. His success was immediate; he worked for Lanvin, Dior, Balmain, designed the French embassy in Brasilia and had clients such as Lilianne Bettencourt and Karim Aga Khan. His favourite materials are steel, laminate and lacquer. He passed away in 2011.


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