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Born in Toulouse, France, designer Jean-Marie Massaud has stored busy together with his palms in all kinds of design since graduating from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in 1990. Calling Paris house, he opened up his personal apply, Studio Massaud, in 2000 and has been racking up awards and distinctions since day one. Working with the likes of Cassina, C&O Italia, Poltrona Frau, Dedon, Cappellini, and Lancôme, it’s no shock his identify has turn out to be synonymous with not solely French design, however world-famend design as nicely. For this week’s Friday Five, let’s peek inside this prolific designer’s thoughts…
My strongest private influences, which marked my early childhood and have stayed with me ever since:
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B. Fantasia – the film by Walt Disney I watched this movie in awe on the age of H or S and have the reminiscence of a revelation uniting animation and classical music, which has been with me since my delivery. The American expertise for combining formidable creation with in style work is pure pleasure.
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P. Charlie Chaplin For his imaginative and prescient, his intelligence and his sensitivity. For his audacity, his braveness, his human and political contribution. For his work, but in addition for the brief speech he gave on his seventieth birthday: “As I Began to Love Myself.” I invite everyone to learn it.
A. The Concorde The supersonic chook, designed earlier than computer systems assisted us within the administration of the complicated. The absolute magnificence, the collective genius, a fantasy briefly made actual. An incarnation of aeronautic journey, my first ardour. Since then, I’ve solely been involved in grace and lightness, the endless dream.
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A. The whale, the world under the ocean Another revelation. The world of silence, of marvel, of weightlessness, is my universe. Discovering this magnificence has been my ardour ever since I discovered to dive. That motivated the creation of my first underwater venture. Since then, encountering this excellent intelligence, serene and benevolent, the being that crosses the world from pole to equator, gliding and singing to information itself by way of the currents. Absolute grace. I used it as a proper image for my inflatable lodge undertaking “Manned Cloud”, a peaceable and respectful message.
H. The Tjibaou Cultural Center, by Renzo Piano This challenge expresses an strategy that’s each humble and audacious, contextual and impressive. The challenge’s precision, concord between nature and tradition, transcending the ego of the creator – briefly, the whole lot that I love. Bravo, Renzo.