Distilling things down to their essence can be the most challenging part of the design exercise, but Jean-Marie Massaud is a master of reduction. His new Kay Lounge for Poliform is nothing more than it needs to be – a rigorous brushed steel
(or brown nickel) structure, perching elegantly on a triangular leg profile and supporting a slim seat and backrest in tailored leather, hide or pony hair. Kay Lounge presents the essentials of contemporary design – crisp, minimal and lightweight form that will serve equally well in living and public environments. In Singapore, Poliform is available from Space Furniture.