Meyer Wells Gray Ads5.jpg

Arper’s New Saul Coffee Table Is Pared-Down Perfection

The latest collaboration between French designer Jean-Marie Massaud and Arper is a minimalist’s dream.

By Annette Maxon with Claire Butwinick

Photographed by Marco Covi

True simplicity often feels unattainable, but French designer Jean-Marie Massaud came pretty close when he created the Saul coffee table with the Italian furniture retailer Arper.

Marking the sixth collaboration between the two, the Saul adds to Arper’s growing catalogue of pared-down pieces, which include the refined Steeve sofa and sculptural Aston chairs.

“We have always been aligned when it comes to design,” says Massaud of the 14-year partnership. “For us, it has to be elegant, smart, simple, and timeless, with flavor.” Launched this November, the Saul perfectly reflects this sentiment: with black silk screened smoked glass or white marble-finish tops supported by slender aluminum legs, it transcends flash-in-the-pan trends. The piece is available in multiple sizes and shapes—from a small square side table to a large circular centerpiece—making it a chameleonic addition to any room or aesthetic.

“Saul speaks a simple, gentle language,” says Massaud. “Its quality finishes allow it to fit in many different situations.”

#design #furniture #products

© 2020 GRAY Media, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | Use of and/or registration on any portion of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 6/1/2018) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated 6/1/2018). Your California Privacy Rights. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of GRAY Media, LLC.

GRAY Media, LLC is based in Seattle, Washington, United States.

GRAY magazine design and culture