Elegant, light, sophisticated: Neil Leather is the natural evolution of Neil, an icon of essentiality born in 2018 by the hand of Jean Marie Massaud.
Project in continuous evolution that in 2019 gave birth to Neil Twist armchair and in 2020 to Neil Twist chair. Innate class and an international style characterize the products created by the French designer for MDF Italia, which today are enriched with a new proposal designed for wide living spaces, but also to characterize domestic environments with extreme elegance. Neil Leather pays close attention to details, to the research of proportions and comfort. The bearing steel frame, available in glossy black chrome finish, draws a simple and light architecture, while the thick full-grain leather covering dresses it and creates a welcoming seat. Sartorial details, such as the seams in the heavy-duty thread and the dyed edges, enhance the exclusive qualities of the leather and its processing, 100% made in Italy. A product that combines traditional design and craftsmanship, able to fit into a different environment, the most classic or the most modern and contemporary.
Jean Marie Massaud graduated at ENSCI in 1990 (National Institute of Industrial Design); after his first intuitions, he longed for synthesis, reduction and lightness. His interest concerned various aspects of design: from furniture to industrial products and accessories.
In 2000 he opened the studio Massaud and started to extend his activity to architecture and development strategy. He worked in the most varied sectors, from B&B Italia, Axor Hansgrohe, Lancome, to Renault.
With his creations he aims to shape man and the surrounding environment. This unlimited inventor is committed, also politically, and tries to turn any project into an experience of life and economic scenery where desire and responsibility come together.
MDF Italia is a Milan-based design company manufacturing furniture, which was fully acquired in 2013 by the holding group of the Cassina family, a long-standing leader in Italian design.