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Seven Dining Table

c. 2008

by Jean-Marie Massaud
for B&B Italia

Seven Dining Table

by Jean-Marie Massaud
for  B&B Italia

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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.

Jean-Marie Massaud


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.

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