Cassina reveals its outdoor collection with new designs and revisions of the great classics in its catalog under the motto "an extension of the home".
The marsh Italian Cassina has presented its first complete collection of furniture for outdoor spaces, including a reissue of a classic chair Charlotte Perriand and a bed (love bed) by Patricia Urquiola.
The armchair of the Doron Hotel in Perriand It was designed in 1947 for a winter sports resort in the French Alps. The new outdoor version was developed by Cassina in close collaboration with her daughter Pernette Perriand Barsac.
Perriand loved spending time in the mountains and was fascinated by the relationship between humans and nature. Her passion for natural materials gave rise to the rounded shapes of the chair's teak wood frame.
"As the model was designed for a mountain environment, its objective was to enhance the sensuality of the wood and convey the idea of solidity and stability"They point out from Cassina.
Also included in the collection are side tables (355) of different heights designed by Charlotte Perriand with teak and Carrara marble.
The Spanish wanted to create a flexible product that could be used in multiple ways and that did not impose a way of sitting on the user.
"You can be alone and sit or lie down in different ways, while you have the tools you need around you. Or you can share it with your friends, your loved ones, your children. It is a kind of nest, open like an island or with a fixed canopy that transforms it into a kind of cabin"Says Urquiola.
Both Urquiola, Cassina's artistic director, and the firm stated that a recent evolution in the way people value outdoor space has prompted Cassina's decision to expand its offer of outdoor furniture.
"I think the desire for quality outdoor furniture is getting stronger because the exterior is seen as an extension of the home," they argue.
It uses primitive shapes in sandblasted teak along with a hand-woven rope backing to give it an aesthetic that the designer described as “something between daily DIY and [Marcel] Duchamp's Ready Made"
The Sail Out modular sofa by Rodolfo Dordoni reminds of inflatable canvas mattresses that can be combined in infinite configurations, while its Dine Out chair and armchair They are made of solid teak with armrests and backrests wrapped in polypropylene rope. We must also highlight the Dine Out Table, made in terrazzo.