Designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, the Antohn sofa is the epitome of relaxation. Soft and ethereal, it almost appears to hover above the ground thanks to its slender T-shaped titanium-coloured aluminium feet: arranged like blades and set back from the front of the structure, they are invisible to the eye.
The cushions are generous and welcoming, the padding is rich, the upholstery consists of soft Pelle Frau® leather. Distinctive features of Antohn are the high backrest, which also acts as a head rest, and the horizontal line that runs along the entire surface of the sofa, obtained simply by elegantly folding the leather. The structure of the Antohn sofa is in solid beech with central iron crossbar for the seat, in solid beech and poplar with birch plywood and poplar panels for the backrest and armrests. The backrest is padded with polyurethane foam and the front quilt with goose down and polyester wadding. The seat is padded with polyurethane foam and polyester wadding. The spring system consists of elastic belts.
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.