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Cavalletto

Design Franco Albini

BY THE BOOK

The geometric lines of the Cavalletto desk elicit a pleasant feeling of lightness through its ‘by the book’ construction that showcases Cassina’s joinery expertise. A totally versatile modern piece of furniture, perfect in the home office or corporate headquarters.

PRODUCTION YEAR

2008

This table, with its minimal lines and an extremely light look, underscores the extensive thought, by Franco Albini, and the advanced wood-working skills, by Cassina, that went into its creation. Its stability based on the principle of opposing forces, the frame looks improvised, volumes and weights having been reduced. Cavalletto, which means trestle in English is assembled using two tensioning rods in burnished brass that also serve for bracing. The intricate construction process, executed by Cassina’s carpenters, illustrates the excellence of the wood-working skills of the craftsmen of Meda. Offering an extremely refined interpretation of form, this vision of elegance shows Cassina’s customary attention to detail extending to the metal parts, not to mention the border trim on the table-top.

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Franco Albini

He was a major figure in the Rationalist Movement, excelling in architectural, furniture, industrial and museum design. After receiving a degree in architecture from the Politecnico di Milano in 1929, he worked with the Ponti and Lancia design studios.is work for the magazine Casabella also played a key part in his development, marking his conversion to the Rationalist Movement and his becoming its spokesman on the Italian cultural scene.

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Structure-frame

This iconic table requires a delicate process of assembly that reflects the class and formal elegance of the design, expressed in the detail of the two burnished brass tensioning rods that also act as braces.

Metal parts

Exposed parts in black burnished brass.

Top

Particleboard panel with edges in solid ash wood or American walnut.

CANALETTO WALNUT

NATURAL ASH

BLACK STAINED ASH

PRODUCTION YEAR

2008

DESIGN BY
Franco Albini
PRODUCTION YEAR

2008

DESIGN BY
Franco Albini

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