With the dual function of armchair and chaise longue, Terminal 1 possesses the essential elements of a floating sculpture. A strong aptitude for experimentation results in fluid shapes, epitomised by an exquisite balance between the seats and the metal support, and a striking contrast between the glossy frame and the matt leather cover, enhancing the sophistication of the piece’s monochrome appearance.
Internal shell upholstery:
Bayfit® (Bayer®) flexible cold shaped polyurethane foam
matt painted tubular steel
glossy painted hard polyurethane
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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 have solicited his ability to mix comfort and elegance, zeitgeist and heritage, generosity and distinction.
His quest for lightness synthesizes three broader stakes: individual and collective fulfillment, economic and industrial efficiency, environmental concerns. His creations, whether speculative or pragmatic, explore this imperative paradigm: reconciling pleasure with responsibility, the individual with the collective.
Among his most sensational projects that illustrate this philosophy, the stadium for the city of Guadalajara, Mexico. A cloud and volcano-shaped building, integrated in a vast urban development program that re-unites leisure and culture, nature and urbanization, sport aficionados and local citizens.