KUMARA DAUM VASE – JEAN-MARIE MASSAUD :
KUMARA DAUM VASE – JEAN-MARIE MASSAUD, For Daum, Jean-Marie Massaud has designed the Kumara vase in ink blue, edited in a limited series of 25. Beyond the purity of the lines, the depth of the ink blue crystal invites us to decipher the cabalistic signs inscribed in the material. The Kumara is a powerful piece, a crystal block animated by an intense interior life, with an enigmatic character.
“The “pâte de cristal” expresses its qualities in the depth of the material, hence we sculpted it from within”. – Jean-Marie Massaud
♦ ART EDITION : 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, 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 fulfilment, economic and industrial efficiency, and environmental concerns.
“When I’m working on a project, there’s always an attempt to renew the subject I’m involved in”.
– Jean-Marie Massaud
His creations have received several awards, and many of his designs are now displayed in the design collections of the world’s leading museums: from Amsterdam to Chicago, London, Paris and Zurich. They include the permanent collections of the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris, to the Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, the Chicago Athenaeum – Museum of Architecture and Design, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris