Jean-Marie Massaud was born in Toulouse in 1966 and studied Industrial Design until 1990 at the Design School „Les Ateliers“, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris. After he finished his studies in 1990, he stayed in he French capital with his family and worked with Marc Berthier (class-year 1935) and also began focusing on architecture there.
Since the year 2000 he leads the design studio Massaud together with the architect Daniel Pouzet. Their common projects include a football stadium and a Hotel-project in Mexico as well as the appearances of Renault on international auto mobile fairs. Thereby the stadium “Volcano” in Guadalajara attracts a lot of attention because its form reminds of a volcano. But he also works as furniture designer and has been honoured with several awards for this.
Massaud is considered a style icon today and counts to the most important French contemporaneous designers. His works often display a strong tendency to natural objects and forms. The youngest exceptional product of Massaud is a Zeppelin, which was inspired by the form of a whale. His vision is to include a hotel inside of it, so that guests can float over cultural monuments on earth in it.
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