BY POLTRONA FRAU
Inspired by his iconic Archibald chair, Wallpaper*Award in the “Best Domestic Design” section in 2009, Jean-Marie Massaud creates another little masterpiece, a dining chair of impeccable elegance.
The Archibald dining chair is sculpted, clean and contemporary. A softening touch of the sartorial is evident in every detail… The sumptuous folds on the inside of the backrest upholstered in leather. The understated armrest that resembles a shirt collar that has been left slightly open with a casualness that is both deliberate and undeniably elegant. The precious contrast stitching, which discreetly and skillfully underlines the curved line of the back and profiles.
B&B Italia’s uniqueness lies in an unrivaled blend of creativity, innovation and industrial potential. The artful anticipation of trends and expert response to the evolution of taste and the needs of living deliver a collection of contemporary design furnishing, whose premium quality marks an impressive chapter in the history of Italian design.
Piero Lissoni’s architecture and design work is recognized worldwide and has earned him a series of international awards, including the Good Design Award, the Red Dot Award, the Compasso D’Oro ADI/Association for Industrial Design, Elle Décor International Design Award, Wallpaper Design Award. He is guest lecturer and member of the Advisory Board at the Milan Politecnico, he has been inducted into the New York I.D. Hall of Fame and nominated Honorary Member of the Altagamma International Council.
Lissoni is art director for Alpi, Boffi, De Padova, Living Divani, Lema, Lualdi and Porro; he designs products and exhibition stands for many of the above brands and other prestigious companies including Alessi, Cappellini, Cassina, Cotto, Fantini, Flos, Glas Italia, Golran, Kartell, Kerakoll, Knoll International, Salvatori, Tecno, Viccarbe.