Cassina meets Ginori 1735, two heritage companies with deep roots in the history of design and Italian production, and tributes Le Corbusier

Tableware art to completes the dining area
‘The Cassina Perspective’ is a holistic approach that offers a unique and complete approach to the home. Considering this, Cassina has developed a first tableware collection by Le Corbusier in collaboration with Ginori 1735 and the Le Corbusier Foundation.

“The taste of shape”, a dinner service designed by Le Corbusier
This dinner service was originally produced for the Prunier restaurant in London. On the wall of a private room of the restaurant, Madame Prunier had hung the Les Mains tapestry that Le Corbusier had designed in 1951. In 1961, she decided to commission Le Corbusier to design a dinner service for the restaurant with the same motif of the intertwined hands that can be found on the lower part of the tapestry. Le Corbusier had carefully made some colour variations for this dinner set, including a plum tone for the coloured part on which the three entwined hands drawn with a thin black line come together.
Le Corbusier himself used these same dishes in which he combined, as he himself said, quality and taste “the taste of shape”.

Authenticity for the table
Today the Service Prunier has been reissued by Cassina thanks to the collaboration with Ginori 1735, with respect for the original project and with the greatest care for authenticity. Produced in the same white porcelain with the original drawing by Le Corbusier applied by hand, the service includes a dinner plate, a soup dish, a dessert/salad plate and a small coffee cup and saucer.