2018

AÏKU SOFT

Designed by Jean Marie Massaud

AÏKU SOFT is the new collection of chairs designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, both for home and contract spaces. Now available in padded shell and in chromed base for both shells.

AÏKU comes from the Japanese word “haiku” (俳句), and it means a short poem generally composed of three verses. Wonderful poems that in a few words express remarkable meanings; a simple poem, with no lexical frills and conjunctions, taking its strength from suggestions. Due to its incredible shortness, it requires a considerable synthesis of thought and image.
The meaning and the sound of this word reveal the project’s concept, to reconcile the paradoxes of uses and sensitiveness. AÏKU can be radical, but at the same time is a refined architecture designed for domestic environments, as well as offices and public spaces.

 

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Specs

Padde shell

Injection moulded polypropylene body, cold moulded padding shaped and applied on the load-bearing piece.
The cover is not removable and covers the armchair completely.

Bases

Bases available: 
. 4-legged round-shaped base in steel tube, painted matt white, matt graphite grey or chrome-plated.
. Sled base in steel wire, painted matt white, matt graphite grey or chrome-plated.
. Sled base in steel wire with armrests, painted matt white, matt graphite grey or chrome-plated.
. Sled base in steel wire with armrests and table, painted matt white, matt graphite grey or chrome-plated. HPL 10mm thick table arm available in matt white or matt black.
. 4-legged tapered base with injection-moulded tube in rectangular section, painted matt white, matt graphite grey  or bright black chrome, nickel chrome, gold and pink gold.
. 4-legged base in solid oak with a natural, bleached or brown finish.

Accessories

• Injection moulded under-seat for better stacking.
• Hook for Sled base: dedicated hooking system for seat alignment, made of stiff PA6 plastic, in the colours white and black.
• Hook for 4-legged base: dedicated hooking system for seat alignment, made of stiff PA6 plastic, in the colours white and black.
• Place marker: dedicated numbering system with magnet hook, in stiff PA6 plastic, in the colours white and black. For 4-legged round-shaped base and sled base.

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