In 1927 the factory Amedeo Cassina was founded by the brothers Cesare and Umberto Cassina in Meda, a village in northern Italy. Meda is a village where several design manufacturers have started their existence. Meda is today the place for Italian design. Cassina produces real classic designs.
Umberto Cassina opened a studio and at the beginning focused mainly on textile sewing, therefore there was not much more to be found in the studio than sewing tables. Not much later, the production was extended to furniture such as chairs, armchairs, cabinets, tables and beds. Industrial looks, Cassina mainly focused on that and with that they distinguished themselves from the other furniture production manufacturers. Around the fifties, Umberto Cassina opted for the production of industrial design. He found quality and good craftsmanship very important. Today the collection consists of industrial technology, but also of designs by hand. The craft work.
From the year 1960 came the new collection of Cassina, this was called the "Cassina Maestri". The design designers of this collection were Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier. Gerrit Rietveld, Frank Lioyd Wright, Franco Albini and Charlotte Perriand, these were worldwide well-known designers of the twentieth century. The Cassina Maestri collection has a number of beautiful designer chairs of the best materials, such as three armchairs (LC1, LC2 and LC3) and a lovely lounge chair (LC4).
The LC1, LC2 and LC3 are designed by the designer Le Corbusier. The LC1 is a chair with a movable backrest, the LC2 is almost a square chair; a sofa with armrests and the LC3 is an armchair with lots of comfort, it is also a lot wider and with a lower seat. The last LC3 was actually intended to design a comfortable chair for the ladies.
The LC4 is the showpiece of the Cassina Maestri collection. This chair comes from the year 1929 and is still to be found today in modern design interiors. Le Corbusier was also the designer of the LC7, a chair that can turn and which has armrests.
The Cassina factory produces designs by famous designers such as Mario Bellini and Rodolfo Dordoni. In addition, there are designs in the portfolio of the designers of the Cassina Maestri collection and the Cassina Contemporanei collection. The designers Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Gerrit Rietveld are the big names behind the Cassina Maestri collection. Beautiful design pieces of furniture emerged from the designs. A number of well-known designer chairs from the Cassina Maestri collection with description:
Another collection of Cassina is the "Cassina Contemporanei". This collection, designed by the designers Jaime Hayon, Rodolfo Dordoni, Jean-Marie Massaud, Toshiyuki Kita, Vico Magistretti, Philippe Starck, Mariao Bellini, Piero Lissoni and Luca Nichetto contains modern contemporary design furniture.
A number of well-known designer chairs from the Cassina Contemporanei collection are the La Mise, the Met and Mex Cube and the bank Maralunga, this bank was in the collection of Cassina for exactly forty years in 2014.
Quality furniture; Material and designs
Cassina is known for good quality designer furniture. Cassina as a manufacturer and designer produces modern and unique furniture that is elegant and timeless and of course of the highest level. Cassina produces design furniture made from the very best materials. Every year, the Italian brand Cassina again impresses through new designs for seating furniture, renewed colors and different types of materials. The collaboration with top designers has resulted in beautiful designs such as the Zig Zag Chair, the Red and Blue Chair and the Cassina LC series.
The production of design furniture uses materials such as wood and leather of the best quality. During the processing of the wood, the most modern machines are used. If metal is used during production, this will be provided with trivalent chrome Plating (CR3). This process is performed manually. CR3 increases safety in the production environment and it is less environmentally harmful.