Seven Dining Table
for B&B Italia
Massaud’s inspiration for his Seven dining table was the development of a shape that could accommodate seating for seven people allowing for the placement of three chairs on its longest side along with two chairs on each of its smaller sizes.
Its gently curved scalene triangular top is striking – a truly unexpected surface form for dining. The shape is reinforced by the levity of its branch-shaped base that has been rendered in rectilinear tubular aluminum – the articulation between branches is gently curved – a beautiful foil to the overarching rectilinear shape. The branch footprint of the base is cleverly incorporated into the table top – indeed, and if it has been flushly imbedded into the surface itself. While this juxtapositional treatment of finishes within the top is extraordinarily graphic, it also helps to divide the amorphous surface area expanse. Seven is striking in a dining context, yet its shape also lends itself to being a dramatic work table or desk.
Seven dining table’s top is composed of MDF wood composite that is available in a satin finish paint or a range of wood veneers including gray oak, brushed light oak, brushed black oak, and smoked oak. The branch delineation imbedded within the top as well as the table base is painted steel available in white, prugna (plum), mustard yellow, and graphite black. The available finishes for both top and base provide for a sophisticated range of combinations.
Please call CONTEXT at 800.886.0867 to review all possible finish options along with associated pricing.
Born in Toulouse in 1966, Jean-Marie Massaud graduated in 1990 from Les Ateliers, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, Paris. After working in both Asia and France, he opened his own office in Paris in 1994 dedicating himself to both industrial and furniture design along with building important relationships with brands like Authentics, Baccarat, and Magis. His collaboration with Marc Berthier and his work in the field of urban planning led him towards design and architecture. His research into the sensory and emotional responses engendered by design has led to a signature contextual approach developing objects for a number of brands including: B&B Italia, Cassina, Cappellini, Cacharel, Lancôme, Poltrona Frau, Tronconi and Yamaha. He has been the recipient of numerous design awards and his work is now included in the permanent collections of several museums worldwide.