jean marie massaud: globe for fabbricapelletteriemilano
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jul 18, 2012
jean marie massaud: globe for fabbricapelletteriemilano

designer jean-marie massaud with ‘globe’ for fabbrica pelletterie milano
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designboom met with french designer jean-marie massaud to discuss his recent collaboration with italian leather goods brand
fabbrica pelletterie milano (FPM) who is continues its partnership with international designers for their ‘in the sign of movement’ collection.
the most recent and third addition to the line of luggage is ‘globe’ has been conceived to improve volume capacity,
durability and lightness.
the design features dual fibre glass wheels which
provide stability, in combination with the solidity of the material used and the linear
shapes of the trolley’s overall form.
‘globe’ is made from 100 per cent
pure polycarbonate, inside and out,
which guarantees maximum shock resistance while being extremely lightweight.
simple in its form, massaud has incorporated ribs which are meant to reinforce the volume of the pieces while also taking any scratches or abuse to keep
the overall surface of ‘globe’ clean.

this is a collection entirely dedicated to the most demanding
travellers who know which features are important in luggage and prefer
quality to transitory fashion.
everything has been designed to improve capacity, quality and lightness.
from the wheels to the structure, each component is the result of the
same need,
in terms of use: mobility and strength. the shell is flexible and
resistant. these qualities increase the luggage’s utility, making it
adaptable to all types
of transport and situations
.’ – jean-marie massaud

FPM presented the ‘travel in white’ editions of ‘in the sign of
movement’, which offers massaud’s,
along with previous collaborators stefano giovannoni’s and marcel wanders’ designs in a limited run of white versions.

see designboom’s articles on marcel wanders’ ‘saint-jacques’ and stefano giovannoni’s ‘mouse’ for fabbrica pelletterie milano.

‘globe’ collection

designboom speaks with the french designer about the luggage piece he has developed for fabbrica pelletterie milano
video © designboom

‘globe’ white limited edition suitcase by jean-marie massaud for fabbrica pelletterie milano

‘globe’ four-wheel spinner model

range of sizes

available colours

interior view of the ‘globe’ suitcase

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