Designer Jaime Hayon has created a series of wooden objects for Italian design brand Cassina inspired by the works of Le Corbusier, 50 years after his death.
Named Réaction Poétique, the collection is inspired by the organic shapes of Le Corbusier’s architectures and esprit nouveau artwork: four table centrepieces, a tray made up of two coffee bean shapes and two small side tables, all produced in solid stained black ash-wood.
Says Hayon, “I wanted to create useful objects for the modern home such as trays and side tables, but with sculptural elements interplaying forms, light and shadow. It was a very strict, almost religious challenge to use only one material and one finish, exercising my design philosophy. I feel this restriction actually became an opportunity to showcase the beauty of the wood, along with the expert mastery of Cassina’s carpentry workshop.”
As well as the commemoration of the 50 years since Le Corbusier passed away, this year Cassina celebrates the 50th anniversary of the LC Collection (Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand) with a series of cultural events and product innovation.
Cassina will be at the Salone del Mobile fair in Rho Fiera from the 14th to the 19th of April, Pavilion 20, D01-E06, with the new 2015 collection.