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.
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 matter. 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 matter, hence we sculpted it from within”.