The Aster X armchair, designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, is an ironic and sophisticated take on the classic director’s chair. A simple, linear, X-shaped base supports the elegant and minimalist seat. The Aster X collection is completed by a pouf and a table, both of which with X-shaped base.Finally, there is also a variant of the chair in which the feet are the natural extension of the two armrests. While maintaining the characteristic geometrical linearity of the other elements, it does not have an X-shaped supporting structure. The Aster X armchair has steel armrests with Ruthenium finish, the upper part of which are covered in Pelle Frau® leather. The seat frame is made from solid beech. The spring system of the chair and the upper part of the backrest consists of elastic belts, while the padding is in polyurethane foam and polyester wadding. The finish is embellished with contrast stitching along the edges and on the external surfaces.
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.