11. 02. 2014
Cassina Contract furnishes the lobbies of Residenze Libeskind, the prestigious project designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind for the new Milan CityLife district
For the first time, Cassina Contract and Daniel Libeskind present their fruitful partnership for the furnishing of the lobbies of the new residential buildings designed by Libeskind for CityLife to a public of architects and journalists.
In fact, Daniel Libeskind is the prestigious architect of Residenze Libeskind, the five-building urban complex in the CityLife district, a project that is the very epitome of his style in terms of both architectural design and the close attention paid to the details of the customised furnishings produced by Cassina Contract for the common areas.
All of the architect's experience can be seen in this project: the quality of the materials and the architectural features, as well as the systems chosen and the construction details, have been expertly combined to produce a luxurious and highly efficient residential complex that is perfectly integrated in the surrounding area.
The stylistic approach taken for the exterior is complemented by the design of the common areas which includes five doorways, distributed over two levels.
The relationship between Daniel Libeskind's Milan design studio and Cassina Contract goes back several years and the work they have carried out together has always taken the form of a partnership.
Cassina Contract provided a turnkey service, closely adhering to the philosophy of the architect to give form to each of his conceptions of the space.
Each piece of furniture was specifically designed to mirror the lines and the general concept of the architectural project: bespoke counters stand out like many-sided monoliths at the entrance to each building, geometric metal flower pot holders embellish the scenery. Meanwhile, historic pieces from the Cassina I Maestri Collection, such as the sofas and side tables by Le Courbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, and the Accordo rug by Perriand, complete the interior design to create a welcoming and elegant space.
The opening on 7 February is a unique and much-anticipated event that will consolidate a partnership that has developed strong foundations on which to grow and strengthen with a view to new and successful opportunities in the future.
CityLife is the Generali Group-owned company engaged in the regeneration of the historic Milan trade fair district.
Architect Daniel Libeskind, whose designs are founded on his knowledge of man and the cultural context, is the international designer of high-profile projects such as Ground Zero in New York and the Jewish Museum in Berlin
With sixty years of experience alongside designers from all over the world, Cassina Contract's know how has been translated into 500 projects in over 20 countries
Residenze Libeskind, a five-building urban complex in the CityLife district, the very epitome of architect Libeskind's style in terms of both architectural design and the close attention paid to the details of the customised furnishings produced by Cassina Contract for the common areas.
Daniel Libeskind has designed Residenze Libeskind, a complex of five different buildings of between 6 and 13 floors. A complex arranged according to the classic courtyard model, segmented and put back together to create an open plan that creates a harmonious relationship between each of the buildings and between the buildings and the surrounding environment. Each building is unique and inimitable and all of the apartments are different in terms of size, orientation and plan. The Residences, part of the CityLife project, are located in via Spinola and look out onto the old town on one side and the new public park on the other.
Cassina Contract is a long-standing partner of international designers and has carried out projects all over the world and in multiple sectors: from retail to museums, the offices of government intuitions and hospitality. A well-established presence in places of art and culture, in the world of politics and enterprise, and in the travel and lifestyle segments, it has the ability to work in historic and highly traditional environments but also on the most advanced, experimental and futuristic architecture projects. For the Residenze Libeskind project Cassina Contract produced all of the customised furnishings for the common areas.