A sofa with a personality that stands out from the crowd. International elegance. Dynamic and wide-ranging lines. Kennedee is a modular system with an infinite number of combinations. The light and modern quilting of the backrest and cushions reveals Poltrona Frau's age-old artisan skills. The delicate 'X' motif is hand-sewn with contrast stitching.
The seat structure is in seasoned beech wood, whilst the structure for the back and armrests is in seasoned beech and plywood. Polyurethane foam and dacron pad the backrest, armrests, cushions and pouf. Sprung by elastic belts. The feet are in drawn steel with a gunmetal grey finish. The swivel armchair has a four-spoke base made of drawn steel and finished in gunmetal grey. It has a 90° rotating mechanism with automatic return to the original position. It is upholstered in Pelle Frau® leather. The collection includes a pouf and small tables with swivel wheels.
Born in Toulouse in 1966, Jean-Marie Massaud graduated in 1990 from Les Ateliers, EcoleNationaleSupérieure de CréationIndustrielle, Paris. He began to work both in Asia and in France, finally opening his own office in Paris in 1994. Since than, he has dedicated himself to industrial and furniture design, building important relationships with brands such as Authentics, Baccarat and Magis. His collaboration with Marc Berthier and his work in the field of town planning led him towards design and architecture. He is concerned with design in various contexts, industrial products and furniture. His contextual approach centres on research into the essential, within which the individual remains the centre of attention. It is a work upheld by research into the senses, magic, and vital emotion which brings him to work with very different brands: Cassina, Poltrona Frau, Cappellini, Cacharel, Lancôme, Tronconi and Yamaha offshore.
His works have been awarded several prizes and many of his designs are nowadays on show in the design collections of the major museums worldwide: from Amsterdam, Chicago, London, Paris and Zurich: from the permanent collection of the Musée National d'ArtModerne de Paris to the permanent collections of the Museum fürGestaltung, Zürich, of The Chicago Athenaeum- Museum of Architecture and Design, of The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and of The Musée des arts Décoratifs, Paris.