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170x240 cm - 5'7"x7'11" 210x300 cm - 6'11"x9'10" Fibre composition: 100% New Zealand wool. Total weight approx: 4 kg/m² - 0'82 lbs/ft² Total height approx: 15 mm. Knots/cm²: 15. Manufacturing technique: HAND KNOTTED.
Born in Toulouse in 1966, Jean Marie Massaud was a child fascinated by science, who dreamt of becoming an inventor. He graduated from ENSCI in Paris in 1990, and started to collaborate with Marc Berthier. While working on urbanism issues, Jean-Marie Massaud discovered the intimate link between design and architecture, relating to similar implications in the creation of our environment and of our life experience.
Early on, his inventiveness and enthusiasm allowed him to cross boundaries and partake in various aspects of the design universe, from submarines (Yamaha Offshore) to perfume bottles (Cacharel, Paloma Picasso).
In 2000, Jean-Marie Massaud founds Studio Massaud together with Daniel Pouzet. With the aim of creating “universes of life”, he expands his expertise to architecture. He subsequently redefines the architectural identity of Lancôme, Renault and Poltrona Frau, and manages large-scale projects such as the Volcano Stadium (50,000 seats – Guadalajara, Mexico) or the TriBeCa Condominium Towers (New York City, USA).
Major industrial companies such as Axor; manufacturers like Cassina or CappelliniI and luxury brands such as Armani or Baccarat trust his creativity and alternative ideas for various high-end projects.Jean-Marie Massaud focuses his contextual approach on the quest for osmosis between nature and culture and intelligence and sensibility, where individuals take center stage and where the quest for a qualitative rather than quantitative life experience prevails. A quest for meaning is inherent in his work, relating to a holistic vision of the planet and its ecosystem.
Convinced more than ever that it is both urgent and necessary for man to reinvent himself, beyond a formal and strictly hedonistic exercise, Jean Marie Massaud sees his role as a designer in a committed and decidedly political way.Jean-Marie Massaud has been awarded numerous important prizes and awards, and his creations can be found in the collections of several of the great museums of art and design in the world (Amsterdam, Chicago, Lisbon, London, Paris and Zurich). Jean-Marie Massaud has held single exhibitions in Tokyo (“Human Nature”, 2005, Time&Style Existence Gallery) and in Paris (“Massaud”, 2007, VIA Gallery).Jean-Marie Massaud is presented in the permanent collections of museums in Amsterdam, Chicago, London, Lisbon, Paris and Zurich.