The swivel base is a five spoke, height-adjustable base with soft, braking casters. Pelle Frau® Color System leather upholstery that fits like a glove, a sculptural silhouette, and tone-on-tone stitching are hallmarks of Downtown executive and visitor chairs. The back is inspired by an elegant dress. The profile stays slim by hiding the built-in mechanisms. For added comfort, optional micro-perforation for the seat interior allows the chair to breathe.
- Base: Polished Aluminum, Painted Black
- Structure is Comprised of a Metal Insert with Polyurethane Foam, Padded with Quilted Polyester Wadding
- Upholstered in Leather
- Height: 128.2-140.9 cm / 50.5-55.5 inch
- Width: 69 cm / 27.2 inch
- Depth: 67.5 cm / 26.5 inch
- Seat Height: 45.7-58.9 cm / 18-23.2 inch
- Arm Height: 63.5-76.7 cm / 25-30.2 inch
Poltrona Frau Downtown High Back Executive Chair Designed by:
- Jean-Marie Massaud , 2014
“I’m trying to find an honest, generous path with the idea that, somewhere between the hard economic data, there are users. People.” - Jean-Marie Massaud
Since the beginning of his career (a 1990 graduate of Paris’ ENSCI-Les Ateliers, Paris Design Institute), Jean-Marie Massaud has been working on an extensive range of works, stretching from architecture to objects, from one-off project to serial ones, from macro environment down to micro contexts. Major brands such as Axor, Cassina, Christofle, Poliform, Toyota have solicited his ability to mix comfort and elegance, zeitgeist and heritage, generosity and distinction.
Beyond these elegant designs, his quest for lightness – in matters of essence – synthesize three broader stakes: individual and collective fulfillment, economic and industrial efficiency, and environmental concerns. “I’m trying to find an honest, generous path with the idea that, somewhere between the hard economic data, there are users. People.”
His creations, whether speculative or pragmatic, explore this imperative paradigm: reconciling pleasure with responsibility, the individual with the collective.