Michael S Smith is one of America's most respected and recognized design talents. With a diverse international clientele including both residential and commercial work, his touch extends from Hollywood to homes and hotels the world over. Much celebrated by the press, the designer has received many awards—including twice being named among Architectural Digest's "The AD 100," and being honored as the 2003 Designer of the Year by ELLE DÉCOR.
With roots in Los Angeles and an abiding curiosity for other cultures, Michael S Smith's style has been described as a blend of "European tradition and American modernism." His private work finds a balance between the classic, a sense of reductive restraint, and a dash of Hollywood glamour—ultimately tailored to every client and every home.
For Baker, Michael S Smith considered what makes a room fashionably traditional for the 21st century.Consequently, his collection emphasizes sculptural forms that naturally tend to be more approachable, more easily mixed, more comfortable in daily use, and less at risk of distracting over-embellishment. At the same time, the designs have a palpable sense of interest and dimension—a range of colors, textures, and timeworn patina that give each item a bit more presence. The result is an assortment of immediate classics, workable items, from every day to iconic, each with its own voice – and, collectively, the voice of history.