An extraordinary journey through contemporary design

In 2017, Cassina will be celebrating its 90th anniversary: an opportunity to reflect on the company history and to look to the future, without losing sight of its origins.

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MutAzioni, the first chapter in the vast C90 programme celebrating Cassina's 90th anniversary in 2017, is a reflection on the history of the company and an opportunity to reinterpret nine icons representing 90 years of history through contemporary eyes. In this journey of knowledge, discovery and development, the first five designs are presented at IMM Cologne 2016: the Met armchair and chaise-longue element by Piero Lissoni, the Black Red and Blue chair and various editions of the Utrecht armchair by Gerrit T. Rietveld, the Doge table by Carlo Scarpa (Cassina Simon Collection) and the Wink chaise-longue by Kita Toshiyuki.
It was by no means easy to choose from the many icons that have marked the evolution of Cassina and contemporary design in general for the MutAzioni project. This selection thus focused on the models that have become synonymous with contemporary design over the decades but that at the same time, had never been revisited or modified following the logic of continuous improvement adopted by Cassina to keep its designs modern and up-to-date.
By rediscovering and strengthening the identity of these models, MutAzioni stresses the constant need to adapt to the constantly evolving way in which we live.
The next icons will be presented over the course of 2016.

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