Launched in 1990, Michael S. Smith Inc. has flourished under the visionary leadership of Michael S. Smith, a seasoned and admired voice in the design industry. Distinguished by a deep respect for tradition filtered through a modern lens, the Michael S. Smith ethos is more of a perspective than a definable style. Michael brings together many talents and elements, often choosing top collaborators, calling on his discerning eye, curatorial knowledge, and multicultural sensibility to weave a harmonious whole for each environmentor collection. Everything under the Michael S. Smith Inc umbrella reflects Michael’s personal aesthetic.
For his design portfolio of private projects—residences, hotels, and commercial spaces—Michael takes an individual approach to each, listening intently to the requirements of each individual client, understanding how rooms will be lived in and used, incorporating colors, texture, objects, and works of art, then crafting a holistic design that meets these goals. Michael thinks of each project as a story, a story he and his clients will tell together. It’s an organic process that’s always unique.
While Michael S. Smith’s design work is ever-evolving, there are overarching concepts that unify the collections and colleagues within the Michael S. Smith Inc family. An artful amalgam of the historic and the modern. A reverence for objects, motifs, and craftsmanship of the past. A recognition that the most sophisticated design solution is often the simplest. A belief that beautiful, elegant, and luxurious objects can exist in environments of warmth and comfort. These qualities are reflected in every object that bears the Michael S. Smith name.
Michael S. Smith is 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.