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Steeve is a modern, modular system imagined for the refined home or work environment. Customizable in a wide range of fabrics, leathers and finishes, Steeve’s three versatile components––bench, armchair and sofa and relative modules––can be arranged to accommodate any interior space allowing for countless configurations. Steeve’s silhouette is solid and architectural while at the same time appearing slender, light and volumetric. Its uniquely manufactured seamless back and arm covers are stretched to fit the frame––an industry innovation that eliminates the need for more complex upholstery techniques. This technique highlights Steeve’s clean design while plush interior cushions provide a soft seat. Optional cushion dimensions and a choice of base styles make this smart, elegant design suitable to both contract and home environments.
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.