Innate class, international style. A new piece in the sophisticated Kennedy-inspired world created by Jean-Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau. With its extreme formal simplicity, the Fitzgerald chair exudes elegance in every detail.
The Fitzgerald chair has a rigid polyurethane structure reinforced with a metallic insert. The padding is in polyurethane foam and polyester wadding and strengthened with regenerated saddle-leather. Delicate ‘X’-stitching, carried out by hand with contrasting thread, decorates the inside of the backrest and seat. The edge of the backrest is defined with an aluminium trim with Ruthenium finish, repeated on the feet. The back of the Fitzgerald chair is embellished with double vertical stitching and the branded Poltrona Frau logo. The upholstery is 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.