JP / EN

Aki

Jean-Marie Massaud, an internationally recognized designer, designs products for global companies. Playing a role in the international interior design industry, he designs products for many interior product brands. Most of his work is acknowledged as the flagship products of those brands. He has formed his own view of the world in the global product design market for over the last 15 years. He leads the world of product design. We met Jean-Marie at a booth at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan in 1999, where both of us ran booths. During the exhibition, we also became acquainted with peer designers Patrick Chia from Singapore and Tomoko Azumi from London. We still maintain deep friendships with them, as if we were classmates, because we share the feelings of designers who have worked in the same industry during the same period.
We had conflicts with Jean-Marie many times during the development of this chair due to our lack of skills and experience. He experienced psychological stress as we proceeded with product development. In Japan, a huge investment is needed to produce the shell of a chair made of polyurethane. For instance, the manufacturing costs for this product are equivalent to the annual development costs of our whole company. In contrast, European manufacturers develop a coherent sales policy and are willing to make substantial investments if necessary to produce their objective.
In other words, the EU market leads the global market. European manufacturers, who have sales channels all over the world, are focused on their global potential. On the other hand, none of the Japanese manufacturers have yet to establish sales in a global market. I agree that we have geographic and physical challenges, as well as distance limitations, but I think that the nature of the problem is deeper. The shell of this product, manufactured by a Thai automobile factory, is imported to Japan. Then, the seat cushion is attached to the shell chair, and the wire frame base, manufactured in Yamagata Prefecture, is jointed to the shell. The name of this shell chair is Aki, meaning autumn in Japanese. The seat cushion is placed on the chair as if the cushion were floating on an organic shell. It represents the image of a water drop on a leaf.
Item No. JMM-A01C / JMM-A02C / JMM-A03C / JMM-A01U / JMM-A02U /JMM-A03U

Size: W607×D568×H747×SH440 / W950×D739×H757×SH378 / W700×D450×H388

本体:
FRP - White / Fabric cushion / Leather cushion
Fabric upholstered(F) / Leather upholstered(L)

Leg:
Steel - White

Designer:Jean-Marie Massaud

FABRICS

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We have a semi-order system for fabrics on sofas and chairs. Fabrics can be selected from our collection of 111 types of our
original fabrics and leather. You can choose to coordinate with furniture you already have.

A wide variety of fabrics, as well as our original ones, are available.
There are some fabrics, which are not suitable depending on the products so ask our staff for details.

The color / feel of products may differ slightly from products depending on shutter / browser condition and computer screen.

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We have a semi-order system for fabrics on sofas and chairs. Fabrics can be selected from our collection of 106 types of our original fabrics and leather. You can choose to coordinate with furniture you already have.

A wide variety of fabrics, as well as our original ones, are available.
There are some fabrics, which are not suitable depending on the products so ask our staff for details.

The color / feel of products may differ slightly from products depending on shutter / browser condition and computer screen.

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ビーズワックス - ソープフィニッシュ - 鉄水 黒

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We have 7 types of wood, 5 shades of dye colors, 4 shades of specular finish colors,
and 9 shades of paint-out colors that our customers can choose from. For the finish,
we have a choice of oil finish using plant-derived oil, and urethane clear finish.
The type of wood and finish will depend on the design of the product.

The color / feel of products may differ slightly from products depending on shutter / browser condition and computer screen.

Aki

Price / Variation

JMM-A01C Side Chair
Cushion Type
W607×D568×H747×SH440
JMM-A02C Lounge chiar
Cushion Type
W950×D739×H757×SH378
JMM-A03C Ottoman
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W700×D450×H388
JMM-A01U Side Chair
upholstered
W607×D568×H747×SH420
JMM-A02U Lounge chiar
upholstered
W950×D739×H757×SH358
JMM-A03U Ottoman
upholstered
W700×D450×H368