The Brooklyn armchair could be described as a steel magnoliafor the way it combines a light, airy appearance with an extremely sturdy core. Jean-Marie Massaud has paired leather with steel to create an eclectic and versatile armchair that exudes contemporary elegance.
The Brooklyn armchair is made up of structural elements of great aesthetic value. The legs are made from steel with ruthenium finish. The cushions, supported by a weave of visible leather straps, are upholstered in Pelle Frau® leather and embellished at the centre by an elegant long metal detail that echoes the finish of the legs. Padding in various densities of polyurethane foam and polyester wadding. On the back of the Brooklyn armchair the seat and backrest supporting frame is intentionally visible. The leather straps are the same colour as the cushions. Another decorative element is the micro-perforated leather strap that runs right along the edges of the backrest and seat cushions. Upholstery in Pelle Frau® leather.
Architect, designer and inventor, Jean-Marie Massaud seeks to only create designs that question established expectations and subvert trends and preconceptions.
Born in Toulouse, France in 1966, he graduated from the École Nationale Supérieur de Création Industrielle - Les Ateliers, Paris in 1990.
He founded Studio Massaud in 2000 with Daniel Pouzet and His approach is centred on the search for a pure aesthetic, where the individuals’ needs are always paramount.
To date, he has worked for prestigious companies such as, Offecct, Cappellini, Poltrona Frau and Cassina, and luxury brands Armani, Lancôme and Baccarat. In 2000 he founded Studio Massaud with Daniel Pouzet and orientated his activity towards architectural projects alongside furniture and industrial products design.
Although most well known for his furniture designs, such as the Outline easy chair for Cassina, the Archibald A easy chair for Poltrona Frau, the Bond chair for Offecct and the Jackie bed for Poltrona Frau, the studio has also reinvented the architectural brand images of Lancôme and Renault and has directed large-scale projects such as: the Tanabe House (Fukuoka, Japan), a 50,000 seat stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico.