• Jean Marie Massaud Aspen Sofa
  • Jean Marie Massaud Aspen Sofa
  • Jean Marie Massaud Aspen Sofa
Both the smaller model (180cm) which can be fitted to a second, identical sofa to form a single item (360cm) and the longer single model (260cm), emerge from a single padded surface with a deep structural slit that enables folding back to form the backrest and, obviously, a sofa shape.

It appears as a fluid shape, a streamlined silhouette, sliding seamlessly from two to three dimensions. The slim metal feet are inserted to create the illusion that the sofa is actually floating on air. The backrest turns into the seat and vice versa, with a fluidity that is also reflected during use, easy and extremely comfortable.

The sofas have been integrated with two coffee tables. A C-shaped one, whose base can slide under the sofa, thus taking the support surface well back compared to the sofa seat and a “floating on air” one. The top is a lacquered wooden cube with a huge central bore: here a round transparent Plexiglas vase is inserted and serves as a table base but also as a container for plants, lamps or other items. In that apparent void there is a concentration of energy that begins to irradiate the entire landscape from here.

Jean-Marie Massaud