Stamp was founded in 1948 by designer and company director Henry Massonnet and it has made its mark on the world of contemporary furniture throughout its history and into the present day. Over time, Stamp has carved out a name for itself as a research and development hub that never falls out of step with the needs of its time.
Industrial designer Alix Videlier was born in Jura and studied in Strasbourg before graduating from the ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres (Paris) in 2012. He has a foundation degree in Visual Arts as well as a degree in Design. He got his Design master’s in 2011, before setting himself up as a freelance product designer one year later. As an object and furniture design specialist, Alix Videlier has worked for various businesses across Eastern France. Alix Videlier’s creative approach is to tease out businesses’ expert knowledge, history and hopes, as well as the realities of their environment.
Plissée borrows from the curved shapes the Alps created 20 million years ago. The particular way it was designed has imbued it with a sense of dialogue and narrative. The process involved creating a series of metallic folds welded to a tubular structure that cups its user’s back for maximal comfort. Plissée is stackable, and works as well indoors as it does out. The collection could potentially be completed with new colours.