united in their guiding principles, luminaire and cassina share a belief that good design has the power to affect people’s lives. the pioneering design forces are joining again as luminaire welcomes cassina back into the family by offering their innovative range of products in the luminaire showrooms and online store. luminaire is pleased to reunite with cassina and looks forward to a future sharing and shaping the concept of good design.
with a collection that includes iconic pieces from the likes of le corbusier and charlotte perriand to new, progressive designs by visionaries including patricia urquiola, konstantin grcic, and ronan & erwan bouroullec, cassina demonstrates a thoughtful appreciation for its history while looking to the future. the prestigious brand was founded in 1927 in meda, italy by brothers cesare and umberto cassina who translated the rich tradition of furniture production and woodworking of the region into an industrialized system for manufacturing that redeﬁned the notion of contemporary italian design. for over 90 years, cassina has remained on the forefront of design thanks to its unwavering commitment to research, experimentation, and design expression.
cassina has distinguished itself by collaborating with a range of outside designers. since the mid ’50s, the company has engaged the talents of architects such as gio ponti, afra and tobia scarpa, mario bellini and vico magistretti for design collaborations. these designers redeﬁned the notion of what it meant to be contemporary with furniture by reinterpreting traditional form, function, and production. cassina has continued this modern union of designer and producer, melding a diverse range of products together with cohesion by imbuing each project with their design philosophy.
with an eye on the future, cassina has introduced new designers into its collection including zaha hadid, philippe starck, and its newly appointed art director, patricia urquiola. urquiola has established refreshing new designs with cassina like the floe insel, a versatile modular sofa inspired by icebergs with pieces working as “ﬂoating islands” that can be used together or separately for a combination of options situated in any living space.
luminaire and cassina have shared a long history in the pursuit of propagating good design. this reunion marks a welcome addition to the luminaire catalog that will see the two brands working together to create new ways of living for the future. for clients of luminaire, the addition of cassina provides another facet in creating dynamic environments made for living.
“cassina represents an important legacy of italian design. from their rich history, they continue to look to the future. we are excited for what lies ahead for cassina and their visionary impact on modern design.” said by luminaire ceo nasir kassamali