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The partnership between Cassina and Dino Gavina, whose stories have intertwined on several occasions, has been marked by decisive moments that have determined the history of Italian design. United by a common vision, they changed the dynamics of the design field thanks to their aptitude for experimentation and innovation, the guarantee of a high level of quality in materials and work processes, the expression of new styles and the promotion of cultural values. This union was confirmed again in 2013 when Cassina acquired Simon, the company born from the encounter between Dino Gavina and Maria Simoncini, and integrated the products into its own collection.
The exhibition, curated by Giovanna Coltelli, aims to support the Gavinian concept that art and production can and must run in parallel to build a better world. This evocative journey induces the visitor to be part of the correspondence between design objects and masterpieces by artists who had a relationship with Dino Gavina in some way. For this occasion, Cassina has loaned iconic pieces from its collection and historical archive, such as the Doge table, a cornerstone of Italian design designed by Carlo Scarpa in 1968, and the Bramante cabinet designed in 1974 by Japanese architect Kazuhide Takahama. Today, thanks to the research and development work carried out by Cassina, these icons are still available in new contemporary and innovative versions.