Salone del Mobile – Divano La Mise, Luca Nichetto

Luca Nichetto, a new designer interprets Cassina with La Mise, a decorative haute couture sofa  

La Mise wears its upholstery in a casual manner, like an informal dress - soft, rich and slightly padded. The sofa, the result of a new collaboration with the Italian designer Luca Nichetto, is unique in the Cassina collection for its decorative and feminine features that make it welcoming and above all comfortable, also thanks to its higher than usual seat. 

Nichetto has really paid careful attention to the fabric, a fundamental part of the Cassina culture and the object of always intensive research. For the brand each type of upholstery is conceived to enhance the philosophy of a project, a shape, a form. In this case an abundance of material in a single and continuous piece creates a tailor-made dress for the sofa. Natural folds almost casually form with differing effects each time, following the silhouette of the piece, while the loose flaps of the armrests can be wrapped around oneself in an affectionate embrace.

Great attention has also been given to the macro zig-zag stitching, a particularly complex process

as it is carried out on fabric that has already been assembled and stitched together. The decorative stitching appears almost like tacks, in a palette of colours (black, white, red, yellow) in contrast with the compact and smooth textured fabrics.

La Mise. A collection of the classic items, a two-seater sofa, a three-seater sofa and an armchair. Also available in leather with ton-sur-ton stitching.

Measurements: armchair 88 x 85 x h. 82/45 cm. Two-seater sofa 156/180 x 85 x h.82/45 cm. Three­seater sofa 228 x 85 x h. 82/45 cm.

To complete the sofa, Nichetto has also designed Torei, a collection of graphic and essential side tables that have a strong Japanese influence. The solid wood table top, laminated in black or natural ash, has been hollowed out like a tray and rests on light metal supports. The tables of varying heights and dimensions can be paired and intersected as desired and transformed into small architectures. 

Measurements: 120 x 22 x h. 31/41 cm, 80 x 22 x h. 31/41 cm.