Italian brand Cassina has presented a selection of contemporary furniture on Dezeen Showroom, including modular bookcases, beds with integrated charging ports and a screen divider designed for the Japanese ambassador to France.
Products featured include modern furniture pieces designed by renowned architects and designers such as Patricia Urquiola and Philippe Starck, as well as classic furniture pieces that have been given a contemporary twist and reissued by Cassina.
Read on to see Cassina’s latest products featured on Dezeen Showroom:
Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola has designed the Sengu table for Cassina, which pays homage to the mix of materials typically found in Japanese shrines.
The table features irregular, mismatched legs, comprised of a single marble column and two cylindrical wooden legs that are held together with a horizontal crosspiece.
To complement the Sengu table Urquiola also created the Dudet chair, which is designed as a playful 1970s-style addition to modern interiors.
Each component of the chair can be recycled and reused in a bid to prevent excessive waste. The chair is composed of three elements: a padded seat and two legs that curve upwards to form both armrests and backrests.
Postmodern Italian architects and designers Afra and Tobia Scarpa created the Soriana family of seating in 1969, which Cassina has now reissued with a seat made from 100 per cent recycled blown fibre padding made from PET.
The Soriana seating includes long sofas and short armchairs characterised by their curvaceous form and lack of internal support, which is instead offered through the grip of a metal structure that encompasses the sofa.
Tobia Scarpa also worked with Cassina to update the Carlotta armchair for outdoor use, which was designed by the husband-and-wife duo in 1967.
The chair features a low-slung teak frame, which was selected for its ability to withstand various weather conditions, while the cushions are made with recycled PET fibre.
Cassina has reissued Danish architect Bodil Kjær’s High Back Chair, which now comes with armrests to help create a comfortable posture for reading.
Originally launched in 1955, the chair was designed to offer respite and “ultimate relaxation” for office workers after having spent the day using uncomfortable workplace furniture.
Paravent Ambassade is a wooden screen designed by French architect Charlotte Perriand for the residence of the Japanese ambassador to France in 1966, which Cassina has put into production for the first time.
The screen, which doubles as a room divider, is composed of 313 wooden blocks held together with metal rods that allow it to be reconfigured to suit various settings.
Perriand also designed Nuage à Plots, a modular bookcase-cum-shelving system that was developed in the mid-1950s and has now been reissued by Cassina.
The bookcase, which comes in both wall-mounted and freestanding options, is made up of a series of horizontal shelves with vertical aluminium dividers that are connected via tie rods and bearings.
Porcelain specialist Ginori 1735 teamed up with Cassina to create a collection of tableware called Le Monde de Charlotte Perriand as a nod to the photographs taken by the architect and designer Charlotte Perriand in the late 1930s.
The collection, which comprises service plates, dinner plates, bowls and dessert plates, features abstract, nature-inspired motifs such as fishbones and the circular bands of a tree.
French industrial designer Philippe Starck designed the Volage EX-S Night bed for Cassina, which can be customised with accessories such as dimmable nightlights and bedside tables.
The bed features a large quilted headboard that has been fitted with a sound-absorbing panel, integrated USB ports and electricity sockets, as well as suspended bedside tables at either side of the bed.
The table is composed of four tubular, interlocking steel pipes that form the base of the table. Its tabletop has been reintroduced in clear glass, as opposed to opaque materials, to highlight the industrial aesthetic of the supporting structure.
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