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Aster X
Aster X
Poltrona Frau >
Studio Massaud >
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Seating-Armchairs >
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Product description

The Aster X armchair, designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, is an ironic and sophisticated take on the classic director’s chair. A simple, linear, X-shaped base supports the elegant and minimalist seat. The Aster X collection is completed by a pouf and a table, both of which with X-shaped base. Finally, there is also a variant of the chair in which the feet are the natural extension of the two armrests. While maintaining the characteristic geometrical linearity of the other elements, it does not have an X-shaped supporting structure. The Aster X armchair has steel armrests with Ruthenium finish, the upper part of which are covered in Pelle Frau® leather. The seat frame is made from solid beech. The spring system of the chair and the upper part of the backrest consists of elastic belts, while the padding is in polyurethane foam and polyester wadding. The finish is embellished with contrast stitching along the edges and on the external surfaces.

Product family


A re-interpretation of the classic director’s chair. A clear-cut, linear cross-over frame forms an X which supports the seat. The armrests are made from steel with a gun-metal grey finish. The basic shapes making up the chair are enhanced by the characteristic Pelle Frau® leather. The collection is completed by a pouf and a small table, both with an X-shaped supporting frame. The table top is made from smoky crystal. Lastly, there is another chair with feet that form a natural extension of the two armrests.