Quand Jim Se Relaxe by Matali Crasset

May 25, 2010

Paris-based designer Matali Crasset has designed a chair and footrest for Domeau & Pérès.

Description of Quand jim se relaxe:

“Quand jim se relaxe” is a flashback to “quand jim monte à Paris”, the mobile hospitality column edited by Domeau & Pérès in 2000. This was matali’s major push to propose a life scenario more than a function, and has become her unfailing signature.

Ten years later, decidedly installed in Paris, Jim settles down and wonders how to define comfort.

For this renewed association with Domean & Pérès, matali aspired to register the know-how management and competence of these furniture editors. The detailed project design highlights the 3D image industry, projected using an upholsterer’s ingenious sewn mastery.

Made in multi-ply birch and natural leather, “quand jim se relaxe” is an original ensemble composed of a sofa chair and footrest. This project offers another seating option. Nothing is hidden, notably the wooden sofa frame, essential to remain visible as boasting a curved structure.

The birch plywood attests the acumen of well-mastered fiber consolidation. The frame adopts the role of comfort, continuing with symbolic recessed partitions, beckoning for assimilation and dialogue. The sofa goes back to the basics of comfort, omitting armrests, with no attention paid to posture or representation. Here the quintessence remains letting go and feeling as one with well-being.

Visit Matali Crasset’s website – here.

Visit the Domeau & Pérès website – here.

Photography by Fred Dumur