Jean-Marie Massaud was born in Toulouse, France in 1966. He graduated in 1990 from "Les Ateliers", Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris.
His collaboration with Marc Berthier (born 1935)and his work on town planning projects inspired him to fuse design and architecture. Consequently, he collaborated on many different aspects of design from furniture through to industrial products. His approach was centred on the searching for a pure aesthetic, where the individuals’ needs are always paramount.
To date, he has worked for prestigious companies such as Yamaha Offshore and Renault, Italian furniture producers Cappellini and Cassina, and luxury brands Armani and Baccarat.
In 2000 together with Daniel Pouzet he founded Studio Massaud and orientated his activity towards architectural projects.
To date, the studio has redefined the architectural brand images of Lancôme and Renault and has directed large-scale projects such as the Tanabe House (Fukuoka, Japan), and a 50,000 seat stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico.
His approach, oriented to the research of essential things, always careful to men centrality, brings him to work with very different brands: Cappellini, Cacharel, Lancôme, Tronconi and Yamaha offshore.
Massauds works can be found in the design collections of the museums in Amsterdam, Chicago, London, Lisbon, Paris and Zurich.
Jean-Marie Massaud was awarded numerous famous prizes.