In 2000, French Designer Jean-Marie Massaud formed Studio Massaud with Daniel Pouzet . Together, they have designed the Tanabé House (Fukuoka, Japan), Renault's displays at international motor shows, the Modern Object concept store (Colombus, Ohio), the HIP spa (Nice, France), and the brand and architectural image of Lancôme (cosmetics) and Poltrona Frau (furniture) worldwide. Studio Massaud is also working on a 50,000-seat football stadium and two condominium towers (Guadalajara, Mexico), and luxury hotel (Paris, France), and a condominium building (Tribeca, New York).
A graduate of Les Ateliers, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, Massaud’s work, while “humanistic,” is rooted in the applied sciences and clearly influenced by his training as an engineer.
Victor Carrasco, General Manager of Viccarbe, says of Massaud: "His unmistakable "Human Nature Style" has allowed him to become, in few years, one of the top designers at international level.
"Who other than Massaud,” says Carrasco, “would be able to reinterpret Mies Van Der Rohe in such an elegant and sophisticated way? Only someone with a special sensitivity can develop a landmark collection like Holy Day. It is already a great international bestseller and part of the contemporary history of design." Massaud is also the creator of the “Best of NeoCon” award-winning Emu Heaven collection. He speaks Heaven as “a manifesto of elegance, mid way between glamour and timeless sensuality. The airy silhouettes of the chairs, armchairs, tables and vases stage the privileges of open air life with refinement.” It is great charisma and style that makes Heaven a unique product.
Massaud’s furniture designs are displayed in design museums in Amsterdam, Chicago, London, Lisbonne, Paris, and Zurich.