Posts tagged as 'Cassina'
Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.02.2014 - Tagged as: Cassina
‘I appreciate everything I’ve done, while recognising the limits of it.’ Architect and designer Tobia Scarpa reflects on his creative career as he approaches his 80th birthday
A chip of the old block Tobia Scarpa certainly isn’t. Son of acclaimed architectural maestro Carlo Scarpa, the innovative designer, who turns 80 next year, was determined from the outset to plough his own creative furrow, in spite of his architectural training. His legacy is a raft of game-changing furniture and lighting pieces that test the bounds of what’s materially and technologically possible. Architonic met up with Mr Scarpa, Jr, at the Cassina showroom during this year’s imm cologne to discuss creativity, family and falling out of love with Alvar Aalto’s tables. Whatever you do, don’t call him an architect. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)
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‘MyWorld’ lounge system by Philippe Starck for Cassina
French designer Philippe Starck has created a simple yet hi-tech design for ‘MyWorld’, a modular lounge system that invites the user to be both relaxed and stay in contact, “a challenge that mirrors the needs and habits in a constantly changing world where work and leisure have an essential role.” says Cassina.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.01.2013 - Tagged as: Cassina, Chairs, Philippe Starck
‘Passion’ chair by Philippe Starck for Cassina
Cassina presented new versions of ‘Caprice’ and ‘Passion’, chairs designed by Philippe Starck, at imm. Innovation led by cutting-edge technology in manufacturing has allowed Cassina to develop more complex versions of the chairs.
Charlotte Perriand and ‘Nuage’ at the Expo Synthèse des Arts Tokyo, 1955; photo by Junzo Inamura
Tubular steel chairs, or perhaps aluminium and glass creations might indeed be the first designs that come to mind when thinking of Charlotte Perriand’s pioneering pieces. One of modernism’s most significant furniture designers, and one of the few women who broke the glass ceiling of this then firmly male-dominated profession, Perriand’s most famous designs include the iconic LC4 Chaise Longue or the LC7 Swivel Chair, both of which were developed in collaboration with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. On this recently-reissued oak wood-and-aluminium shelving collection however, the French designer worked on her own. Called ‘Nuage‘ the Bauhaus-coloured modular series was inspired by Japanese architecture (Perriand spent there two years working as a ministerial advisor on industrial design) and comprises five models of varying heights, all of which feature characteristic sliding panels which come in either anodised aluminium, or in red, blue, green, yellow, grey, black or white. (more…)
'Torei' table collection by Luca Nichetto for Cassina
Inspired by the flexibility of use and reduced proportions of serving trays, the Venetian designer Luca Nichetto has developed this collection of small, elongated solid-wood tables for the Italian furniture manufacturer Cassina. Named after ‘a phonetic transposition of the Japanese word for “tray”’, ‘Torei’ can be arranged and grouped in multiple combinations or used individually, according to need. The elegant and multifunctional system was presented earlier last month during the Salone del Mobile fair. (more…)
'LC7 Outdoor' chair by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand
The Italian furniture manufacturer Cassina has released an outdoor version of the iconic ‘LC7′ swivel chair. Originally designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand in 1928, the new ‘LC7 Outdoor’ edition is made of stainless steel and water-resistant, high tenacity polyester fabric which is available in five neutral colours. (more…)
Sorella by Harvey Guzzini (1972)
The Italian manufacturer Nemo – Cassina Lighting has released re-editions of three contemporary table lamps designed between 1954 and 1973 by the three masters: Le Corbusier, Harvey Guzzini and Man Ray.
Designed by Harvey Guzzini, the highly-futuristic ‘Sorrela’ light gained its fame thanks to the British
science-fiction television series, ‘Space: 1999′, where it has been featured as a desk lamp at the iconic fictional spacecraft - Eagle Transporter - soon after its creation in 1972. Developed in matte white polycarbonate, the streamlined lamp ‘holds a direct fluorescent light that enhances its cold, futuristic character.’ (more…)
'Mr. Light' short by Javier Mariscal for Nemo
Nemo is the lighting brand of the Italian manufacturer Cassina. At this year’s Euroluce in Milan Nemo launched a re-edition of several design icons of the 20th Century as well as wide range of novelties created by renowned designers and famous artists. Amongst them ‘Mr Light’ a charming table lamp by the Spanish designer Javier Mariscal. It is especially characterised by its figurative elements, such as the raising hat that enables to guide the light in different directions.