Jean-Marie Massaud adds a surplus of softness to the Archibald collection: the Archibald Gran Comfort armchair. The central element is the large, soft seat cushion. A luxurious leather casing with rich goose down padding that creates a refined contrast with the minimal architectural cut of the steel frame that houses it.
Made from beech, the seat of the Archibald Gran Comfort armchair has springs consisting of elastic belts. These return, as an additional source of comfort, along the perimeter of the steel-framed backrest. The seat and backrest padding, in quilted goose-down baffle, makes the armchair even softer. The removable upholstery is in Pelle Frau® Safari leather. The trim around the edge of the upholstery is embellished with hand-painted raw cut leather and finished with tone-on-tone or contrast stitching. The steel base and feet have a Ruthenium finish. Ultra-thin and light, the feet almost seem to be sketched by pencil. The soft Archibald Gran Comfort pouf is the natural complement to the armchair.
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.