The Don’do, Poltrona Frau’s first rocking chair, is a contemporary twist on a timeless classic. Designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, it combines a clean-cut and confident style with a strong focus on comfort.
Don’do is the latest example of consummate craftsmanship applied to contemporary design, a perfect balance of lines, curves and thicknesses obtained thanks to expert manual techniques. The shell and armrests of the Don’do rocking chair are made from moulded rigid polyurethane and reinforced with a metallic insert. The feet are made from fine steam-curved solid oak with an aged walnut finish. The upholstery is in Pelle Frau® leather. Special longitudinal stitching decorates the entire upholstered surface of the shell. The height of the headrest cushion can be adjusted using a hole-punched belt located at the back of 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.