14. 12. 2018
Cassina presents a series of home settings
featuring new product details, both indoors and out
Germany is a key market for Cassina and so this year the company has decided to increase its booth size by 40% to show living, dining and outdoor situations for all types of homes.
Each indoor setting develops around sofa systems including Patricia Urquiola’s Bowy-Sofa in one of the fabrics from the new velvet collection, the Maralunga Maxi by Vico Magistretti and a new version of the Volage EX-S by Philippe Starck featuring a thinner armrest, all of which are complemented by icons from the modern movement that only Cassina has the exclusive rights to reissue.
Other products on show include the new Table à plateau interchangeable low tables by Charlotte Perriand, a Canaletto walnut version of the Back-Wing chair by Patricia Urquiola and four new graphic designs for Ron Gilad’s Deadline collection of mirrors.
New colours, materials and fabrics have been developed for the outdoor classics by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand in collaboration with the Le Corbusier Foundation, Pernette Perriand-Barsac and design historian Professor Arthur Rüegg. Previously only available in polished stainless-steel, the furniture frame finishes have been replaced with five new colour options: textured black, textured brown, textured green, textured ivory, textured mud. New upholstery options have also been expanded and table top finishes in marble and glass introduced.
As a result, this highly functional outdoor lounge and dining furniture, studied to withstand the most testing weather conditions, is even more contemporary and versatile.
As a tribute to Gerrit T. Rietveld’s carpentry know-how, the Dutch illustrator Joost Swarte – best known for his New Yorker covers - has designed a graphic motif for the Beugel chair.
Conceived in three elements, the chair’s two identical looped steel frames support a laminated wood seat that has been customised with a monogram. Through this design Swarte pays homage to the Cartesian knot that Rietveld based his research on to develop the joint that unites the base of his iconic Red and Blue chair.
This limited edition is available in three variants, pearl white, blue and mustard, 200 per colour for a total of 600 pieces. As guarantee of authenticity, each piece is marked under the seat with a progressive number which is also stated on its dedicated identity card and a characteristic illustration is embossed on the back of the chair.
“It was the love for connections and constructions that made Rietveld’s works so outstanding. I paid homage to this with a motif based on the cartesian knot: a simple connection of three wooden sticks, elegant and ever-lasting.” Joost Swarte.