The metal structures
The metals are plated with Trivalent Chromium Plating (CR3), a process that increases the safety in production environments and reduces the environmental impact
The exposed metal structure of the products of Le Corbusier, P. Jeanneret and C. Perriand serves an aesthetic as well as a functional purpose, and is emblematic of a high standard of innovation and a breaking with tradition.
The curves of the metal structures are obtained not by bending the tubes but by means of special welding processes that guarantee flawless curves and superior mechanical strength. After welding, a long and painstaking brushing phase is carried out to make the surface of the structures smooth and polished. These details make imitations easy to spot.
The process known as chromium plating is carried out manually. The plating is made very thick to guarantee the extra strength of the product.
Vigorous checks are performed during each process to guarantee the superior quality of the structure extolled by many models.
Cassina has continued its research into Le Corbusier's vast portfolio of products in wood, taking the opportunity to reveal its own well-established body of work in the field of carpentry which lies at the real heart of the company.
The essential and simple nature of each item in wood is exalted and glorified with complex processes. For example, the dovetail joints of the Tabouret are the result of exceptional structural precision. The mushroom-shaped pins of the Portemanteau, instead, reveal Cassina's skill in crafting wood. These results are obtained thanks to a production structure organized on an industrial scale but which, at the same time, consists of "islands" of craftsmanship. The wood is worked using the very latest machinery, but still with a manual element to each stage of production involving the work of highly versed craftsmen.