Michael Boyd lives by Le Corbusier's mantra: “To be modern is not a fashion, it is a state. It is necessary to understand history, and he who understands history knows how to find continuity between that which was, that which is, and that which will be."
A design connoisseur, successful musician, preservationist, passionate tastemaker, and furniture and rug designer, Boyd has become a spokesperson for Modernism as a model for new and future design solutions.
In a rare conversation with Daniella Ohad, Boyd will reveal his self-taught journey into the world of design and architecture and will discuss his faith in the power of modernism as an ultimate, timeless, guiding principle. He will speak about cultivating life with masterpieces of design, his commitment to restoration, important mid-century residential homes, and what it takes to craft an erudite, sophisticated taste.
Boyd’s new book Millennium Modern: Living in Design (Lund Humphries, 2022) illustrates his holistic design practice and reflects his belief that the tenets of Modernism—honesty and simplicity—developed more than century ago, are still relevant to our pluralistic age. In contrast to those who have wanted to do away with the past, Boyd’s creations and designs are deeply rooted in the history of design.
Michael Boyd, Principal, BoydDesign; Designer, PLANEfurniture
In Conversation with:
Daniella M. Ohad, PhD, Design Influencer, Historian and Educator
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Center for Architecture; Dr. Daniella Ohad