18. 01. 2017
Casiers Standard: versatile organisation for contemporary living, in all areas of the home.
C90: 2017 marks Cassina’s 90th anniversary.
Cassina has been designing the future of interiors for 90 years. Founded in 1927, the company launched industrial design in Italy during the 50’s by taking a completely new approach which saw a shift from handcraftsmanship to serial production.
The company was pioneering in the way that it showed a striking inclination for research and innovation, combining technological skill with traditional craftsmanship. For the first time important architects and designers were involved and encouraged to envision new designs to be transformed into projects, a characteristic that still distinguishes the company. Today Cassina continues to represent new ways of living, creating harmonious settings that bring together the best of contemporary design.
Casiers Standard: the first avant-garde furniture for domestic organisation.
1925. Presented at the Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, this revolutionary project was originally conceived for the office and the need to freely organise objects and space, resulting in modules reminiscent of architectural compositions. It was an idea that had never been explored like this before.
1978. Charlotte Perriand later proposed an adaptation of this sophisticated yet simple container system to Cassina to enter into serial production.
Today. Following research carried out in collaboration with the Le Corbusier Foundation and Pernette Perriand, Cassina presents an evolved version studied to cater for all needs in all environments of the home.
The Cassina Paris Showroom will in fact present this system in various zones of the home from the kitchen and the bathroom to the living room and the children’s room.
Casiers Standard is part of the MutAzioni (Mutations) project launched in 2016 to underline the importance of adapting to contemporary living in a clear manifestation of Cassina’s attitude to support continuous improvement to keep its projects forever actual.
Le Corbusier, UNESCO world heritage
The preservation of Le Corbusier’s works is a long term venture safeguarded and promoted by the Le Corbusier Foundation who Cassina works closely with since its foundation in 1968.
On the 19th of January at the Cassina Paris Showroom, the Swiss Ambassador of the UN's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization joins Cassina for a talk about the importance of Le Corbusier’s work, following the announcement that 17 of his projects in 7 countries (Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan, Switzerland) have been declared world heritage sites.
Reinventing the ‘standard’ for a presentation during D’Days 2017.
During the same talk, Cassina will present the experimental project “D’un Casier à l’autre …un nouveau Standard” curated by Marie Christine Dorner, designer, interior designer and teacher.
Marie Christine has been invited by Cassina to involve young professionals from her course at the Ecole Camondo, a school integrated into Les Arts Décoratifs specialised in training designers in the disciplines of spatial and object design, in a workshop from January to March.
Inspired by the Casiers Standard, the aim of the project is to reconsider the concept behind the word "standard" by reinventing a piece of furniture with a personal and unique vision.
The projects, including prototypes of the best designs, will be unveiled by Marie Christine at the new Cassina Showroom in rue de Turenne in a special scenography during D’Days, from the 2nd to the 14th of May.
Casiers Standard container system by Le Corbusier, Jeanneret, Perriand - Cassina I Maestri Collection
The container system now has seven fixed compositions that can be varied with a range of heights, modules and finishes to create a total of eighteen options. Its aesthetics and minor technical details have been updated, in particular its colours now in grey and taupe combined with natural or stained oak, and its supporting base reduced, always with respect for the uniqueness and timeless rationalism of the original project.
Perfect for all rooms of the home and office, Casiers Standard remains a versatile piece of ‘equipment’ to organise all that is necessary for contemporary living.
Materials: metal structure, oak wood exterior/ interior, mahogany or black doors.
Measurements: two modules 150x37.5 h.140cm, three modules 225x37.5 h.140/ h.113/ h.140cm