Armchair with central swivel structure in aluminium; alternative version with seat repositioning mechanism available. The shell support component is available with shiny or lacquered finish. The spring providing the tilt movement has a chromed or – as an option – red finish. The polyurethane shell is covered with leather, faux leather, fabric in a wide range of colours or customer’s fabric.
Aston is a seating system that ranges from the utter relaxation of the Lounge version, which is also ideal for domestic settings, to the high-performance Office, Direction and Conference versions with synchro mechanism for working environments, boardrooms and meeting rooms. These technically advanced chairs are intended to meet the requirements of an even more discerning public, without sacrificing elegance and design.
Since the beginning of his career (as 1990 graduate of Paris’ ENSCI-Les Ateliers, Paris Design Institute), Jean-Marie Massaud has been working on an extensive range of works, stretching from architecture to objects, from one-off project to serial ones, from macro environment down to micro contexts. Major brands (Arper, Axor, Christofle, Air France, Toyota) have solicited his ability to mix comfort and elegance, zeitgeist and heritage, generosity and distinction.
Beyond these elegant designs (from stadium, flying hotel, concept-car to art table and furniture collections) his quest for lightness – in matters of essence – synthesize three broader stakes: individual and collective fulfillment, economic and industrial efficiency, and environmental concerns. His creations, whether speculative or pragmatic, explore this imperative paradigm: reconciling pleasure with responsibility, the individual with the collective.