Parisian designer and interior decorator Michel Boyer is at the forefront of “Modern Classic” design. He won renown in 1969 when he created a furniture line for Rouve (who still represents him), which drew on period experiments in metal. Boyer’s celebrated “x” stool from these early collections is widely collected and used today. With his team of designers at MB Studio, Boyer has designed for luxury brands including Renault, Moët et Chandon, Hennessy, and Dior (1975) and later L’Oréal and Balmain. In 1974, Neuschwander commissioned Boyer to design a range of watches for Lip, an important design collaboration that notably influenced Swatch. In 1972, he was in charge of the interior decoration for the French Embassy in Brasilia, the Banque Rothschild, and the Lanvin’s Paris boutique. Between 1985 and 1990, Boyer focused on corporate design, and notable clients included Banque Paribas, Citybank, Crédit Lyonnais, and the Hotel Sequoia Lodge in Euro Disney. Boyer also teaches at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs and is president of the Société des Artistes Décorateurs. Recently, sales of Boyer’s works have achieved high figures at auction at Artcurial, Christie’s, Tajan, and Camar.