contemporary dining chair / upholstered / with armrests / standard base
upholstered, with armrests, standard base
fabric, leather, wooden, polyurethane
by Jean-Marie Massaud
Inspired by his iconic Archibald chair, Wallpaper*Award in the “Best Domestic Design” section in 2009, Jean-Marie Massaud creates another little masterpiece, a dining chair of impeccable elegance.
The Archibald dining chair is sculpted, clean and contemporary, softened with a sartorial touch that is evident in every detail, like the sumptuous folds on the inside of the backrest upholstered in leather.
Or the understated armrest that resembles a shirt collar that has been left slightly open with a casualness that is both deliberate and undeniably elegant. Or the precious contrast stitching, which discreetly and skilfully underlines the curved line of the back and profiles.
The most recent addition to the Archibald collection, which ten years ago arrived on the scene as a contemporary take on the classic English tub chair, the new Archibald dining chair boasts all the comfort of the rest of the collection but has a sleeker, more casual allure that makes it particularly eclectic and perfect for both contemporary spaces and, conversely, more classic interiors.
The shell and armrests of the Archibald dining chair are made from moulded rigid polyurethane while the internal padding consists of soft moulded polyurethane and polyester wadding. The frame, also padded in polyurethane foam and wadding, is made from birch plywood. Elastic springs. The 4-legged base is made from solid ash with a Wenge or Moka stain, and has felt pads or a choice of protective guides at the ends of the legs. It can be upholstered in Pelle Frau® leather or fabric. The leather version is embellished with contrast stitching.