jean-marie massaud: arkys + aracne for eumenes
 
jean-marie massaud: arkys + aracne for eumenes jean-marie massaud: arkys + aracne for eumenes
apr 18, 2011

jean-marie massaud: arkys + aracne for eumenes

‘arkys’ by jean-marie massaud for eumenes image © designboom

 

 

 

2011 marks the first year of italian company eumenes‘s presentation at milan design week. on show within the city’s zona tortona area, their new collection includes two designs by french-born jean marie massaud: the ‘arkys’ chair and ‘aracne’ table.

installation view of ‘arkys’ image © designboom

 

 

 

‘arkys’ is a wraparound armchair whose structure is formed by a metal mesh shell. available in two versions: basic, with epoxy-polyester-painted steel in various colors; and rubberized, with a special PVC covering produced by means of vacuum thermoforming technology. there are several ways to customize ‘arkys’: the metal supporting structure comes painted in 6 colors, freely combined with 8 colors of the seat, in both the basic version and the rubberized version. the seating design also comes with a cushion and back-rest cover in kvadrat fabric, allowing it to be ‘dressed’ according to user’s needs.

underside view of the chair image © designboom

top view image © designboom

image © designboom

detail of the mesh seat image © designboom

detail of the PVC covering produced by means of vacuum thermoforming technology

installation view of ‘arkys’ and ‘aracne’ at the eumenes presentation during milan design week 2011 image © designboom

upholstered versions of the chair

‘arkys’

top view of ‘arkys’ chairs with ‘aracne’ table

‘arkys’ and ‘aracne’ by jean marie massaud for eumenes

 

 

 

‘aracne’ takes its name from its form which draws on the shape of a spider. the design is made from die-cast and extruded aluminium (35% recycled), glued together and painted in four different colors. the base components of the table are easily assembled using only four screws. the modular structure means it is possible to create a great variety of shapes and sizes, with variants on the table top available in oval, round, rectangular and square options, available in a multitude of materials: painted MDF, ultra-clear glass and special wood, bog oak veneer.

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