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

jean marie massaud: globe for fabbricapelletteriemilano

designer jean-marie massaud with ‘globe’ for fabbrica pelletterie milano image © designboom




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.

jean marie massaud: globe for fabbricapelletteriemilano ‘globe’ collection



‘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


designboom speaks with the french designer about the concept of the luggage piece
video © designboom



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.

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

jean marie massaud: globe for fabbricapelletteriemilano ‘globe’ four-wheel spinner model jean marie massaud: globe for fabbricapelletteriemilano range of sizes

jean marie massaud: globe for fabbricapelletteriemilano available colours

jean marie massaud: globe for fabbricapelletteriemilano interior view of the ‘globe’ suitcase

  • Rigid rather than flexible — interesting. Massaud seems to say it is design-free, but of course function is at the core of good design. But there is no mistaking the aesthetic qualities. Fashionistas will want white, businessmen the black, children the red.

    I can\’t figure out whether scratches on the ribs and eventually on the flat surfaces will look good or shabby. FPM surely hopes for the latter.

    Mort d'Urban
  • everything massaud touches turn to gold. awesome

  • simple and clean, nice.

  • I actually really like it! Especially the white one.

  • I like Jean Marie Massaud designs but not this…

  • If you have money to buy one of these…very probably you are old.

  • Looks super old ! Bad aesthetic.


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