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Michael S Smith: A Staggering Chair Collection

Michael S Smith, also known as Obama’s White House decorator – is one of the most respected and original talents in the industryBorn in California, Michael studied interior design at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Today we bring you some of his story, as well as some staggering modern chairs, the result of successful partnerships.

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Michael S Smith Inc, was launched in 1990, expanding from projects solely for private clients to his line of fine furniture and fabrics (“Jasper”). The interior designer features a very important and incredible reputation on his residential, hospitality and commercial clients. His style sits on a seamless blend of European classicism and American modernism, which reflects projects that are always fresh yet traditional, but with some eccentric decor twists. Here are some of the best chairs present in his collection.

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EXPLORER CHAIR by JASPER FURNITURE

Jean-Michel Frank inspired armchair in quarter sawn oak. Wire brushed, lightly distressed finish. Loose boxed seat cushion (25/75 down wrap) with French topstitch seam.

EXPLORER GAME CHAIR by JASPER FURNITURE

Jean-Michel Frank inspired game chair in quarter sawn oak. Wire brushed, lightly distressed finish.

JAZZ ARMCHAIR by JASPER FURNITURE

20th-century French dining armchair in quarter sawn oak with standard nailhead detail on back only. Upholstered tight seat with self welt.

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SORNAY ARMCHAIR by JASPER FURNITURE

Andre Sornay inspired Art Deco armchair made of solid mahogany.

DILLON LOUNGE CHAIR by JASPER FURNITURE

Teak wing chair with loose boxed seat cushion (25/75 down wrap) and Turkish corner back cushion (25/75 down). Can also be specified for outdoor use.

 

 

 

EVAN ARMCHAIR by JASPER FURNITURE

Early 20th century Syrian inspired dining chair with hand turned arm and back detail.

TREVISO ARMCHAIR by JASPER FURNITURE

Carved Italian gilt dining chair. Specify standard flat welt or nailhead detail.

VENETIAN FAUTEUIL by JASPER FURNITURE

Hand carved walnut armchair with upholstered tight back seat and standard nailhead trim on inset back only.

TYLER ARMCHAIR by JASPER FURNITURE

Mahogany dining armchair with carved front legs and flat self welt.

ARANDA DINING ARMCHAIR by JASPER FURNITURE

Bench made dining chair with inset brass trim.

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See also: Bunny Williams: Fantastic Modern Chairs in New York City

What do you think about Michael S Smith? Let us know, we are curious! For more modern interior design inspiration and decorating ideas, don’t forget to visit our Pinterest and our Instagram account!

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