A volcano. Clouds. Waterfalls. Jean-Marie Massaud is inspired by nature to an unparalleled degree. His organic design is famous all over the world. In particular, the sensational football stadium in the Mexican city of Guadalajara. Situated in the middle of a volcanic landscape. Which is why he designed it to look like a volcano. Perfect architecture, which respects both the topography and the environment.
His unique style is reflected throughout: from the product design through to the architecture. His creations are intended to have an effect on people. And to create a better living space for them. Heavily influenced by the beauty and usefulness of the natural world, he loves to combine design and architecture.
The bathroom of the future. For Massaud a landscape. Dreamed up in the AXOR WaterDream. Implemented in the form of organic taps, wash basins and bathtubs.
A bathroom landscape. Featuring natural materials. And organic shapes. The bathroom is a place of retreat from hectic daily life. For Jean-Marie Massaud, it’s all about the basic elements. Their positive impact. And the sensuous experience of water. “I believe that design can awaken true emotions in people.”
In conjunction with Jean-Marie Massaud, AXOR developed a bathroom collection dispossessed of technology: AXOR Massaud. Mixers with a sensuous waterfall. Accessories and wash basins which echo the shapes found in the natural world. A bathtub resembling a lake. The natural world, perfectly implemented.
Born in 1966 in the city of Toulouse in the South of France. Massaud attended the renowned “Les Ateliers” school, École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris. University for Industrial Design. His career began in Hong Kong. In 2000, together with his architectural partner Daniel Pouzet, he established the Studio Massaud in Paris. Since then, his design artistry has been very much in demand on the international architecture and design scene.
In all his work – whether it’s a car, perfume bottle, hotel or football stadium – he pursues a clear objective: the interplay between man, space and nature. His clients: major international brands such as Cacharel, Foscarini, Lancôme, Renault or Toyota.
Jean-Marie Massaud regularly wins coveted design awards: “Designer of the Year” (2007, 2009), Wallpaper Design Award (2014), Interior Innovation Award (2015). Find out more about Jean-Marie Massaud at www.massaud.com