Bac Armchair by Jasper Morrison


Bac Armchair by Jasper Morrison

Designed in 2009 for Cappellini. Produced in a variety of colours and finishes.

Lotus Lounge Chair by Jasper Morrison


Lotus Lounge Chair by Jasper Morrison for Cappellini


Jasper had a solo exhibition in Grand Hornu, Belgium, named Thingness, in June 2015 where I took this photo.

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Thinking Man’s Chair by Jasper Morrison for Cappellini

Thinking Man’s Chair by Jasper Morrison for Cappellini

The color is Oxide red or RAL 3009.


Jasper had a solo exhibition in Grand Hornu, Belgium, named Thingness, in June 2015 where I took this photo. (Talking about backlog).

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Filla Chair by Michele de Lucchi

Filla Chair by Michele de Lucchi

Filla Chair by Michele de Lucchi

Filla stands for chlorophyll in a fun way and means leaf. From the Greek, chloro ‘green’ and phýllon ‘leaf’: a pigment that nature has conceived to activate photosynthesis and create the air that is breathable on Earth. Filla is a playful ash wood chair, natural varnished or dyed, but it can have different finishes and colours based on the environments and projects into which it will be inserted. The back legs are bifurcated like branches to support the two large leaves that form the back. The contours of the seat and backs are characterised by a particular “flaking” of the ash wood. The wood rounded in this way recalls the curves of the growth rings of trees. Passing time draws irregular winding curves in the wood, an effect that is recreated in Filla by the skilful interaction between mass-production work and hand-crafting care.

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Large Archibald by Jean-Marie Massaud

Large Archibald by Jean-Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau

About Jean-Marie Massaud

Since the beginning of his career (a 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 such as Axor, Cassina, Christofle, Poliform, Toyota have solicited his ability to mix comfort and elegance, zeitgeist and heritage, generosity and distinction.

Beyond these elegant designs, his quest for lightness – in matters of essence – synthesize three broader stakes: individual and collective fulfillment, economic and industrial efficiency, and environmental concerns. “I’m trying to find an honest, generous path with the idea that, somewhere between the hard economic data, there are users. People.”

His creations, whether speculative or pragmatic, explore this imperative paradigm: reconciling pleasure with responsibility, the individual with the collective.

When asked to imagine a new stadium for the city of Guadalajara, Mexico, he comes back with a never seen before cloud and volcano-shaped building, integrated in a vast urban-development program that re-unite leisure and culture, nature and urbanization, sport aficionados and local citizens. Instead of implanting a stadium, he proposed an environment. And the initial vision has proven a realistic approach: the project has come to life in July 2011.

More recently, his concept car developed in partnership with Toyota, has the same objective. MEWE is a synthesis of economical and ecological concepts, integrating issues specific to each stakeholder: the user, industry, and the environment. A pioneering multiple-use platform that is a car for the people, with a body in expanded polypropylene foam: a major innovation.
“When I’m working on a project, there’s always an attempt to renew the subject I’m involved in”. Another distinctive aspect of his approach.

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