Born in 1931, Michel Buffet began as a designer of models for the house. He produced numerous pieces of furniture, seats and lights which he presented at the Milan Triennial in 1954 and in 1957 at the SAM in the useful forms section and at the international exhibitions in Brussels in 1958 and Osaka in 1970. He is the author of about twenty lights for the home, mainly edited by Luminalite and Robert Mathieu. His most famous model remains the tubular metal floor lamp with two arms on a tripod base (Robert Mathieu edition, 1953). He then collaborated with the company of industrial aesthetics (CEI) founded in Paris in 1952 by Raymond Loewy. He is involved in many projects such as the Shell road network service stations, the equipment of Falcon aircraft for Dassault and Concorde for Air France, the Caracas metro and the Ile de France RER.