France, (1931 - )
Michel Buffet began as model creator for the habitation. He designed numerous furnitures, seats and lightings that he presents at the 1954 triennale in Milan and in 1957 at the SAM (Salon des arts ménagers) in the « useful forms » section and at the Bruxelles International Exhibition in 1958 and Osaka in 1970. He is the author of more than twenty lights for the house, mainly edited by Luminalite and Robert Mathieu. His most famous model is the tubular metal floor lamp with two arms and tripod base ( Robert Mathieu edition, 1953). Then he cooperates with the Compagnie d’esthetique industrielle (CEI) founded in Paris in 1952 by Raymond Loewy. He contributed to numeros development project such as Shell gas stations, space planning of the Dassault Falcon aircrafts and the Concorde for Air France, the Caracas subway and the Ile de France RER.