Cassina’s Iconic Pieces go Outdoors

New outdoor versions of furniture designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand

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Cassina’s Iconic Pieces go Outdoors
28/07/2020 - For its first outdoor collection, Cassina re-elaborates classic furnishings by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand with a new range of outdoor fabrics and finishes: LC1 sling-back chair, LC3 armchair and sofa, LC6 dining table, LC7 small swivel armchair, LC8 swivel stool and the LC10-P low tables.

Frame colors have been replaced with five new tones (textured black, brown, green, ivory and taupe) while the new outdoor fabrics bear comparison with aesthetics and quality of the indoor collection. LC3 + LC1 + LC10-P - ph© De Pasquale + Maffini

LC3 + LC1 + LC10-P - ph© De Pasquale + Maffini

LC1 is a light, compact chair designed and presented at the 1929 Salon d’Automne along with other important models, such as the LC2 and LC3 armchairs, the LC6 table and the LC4 chaise-longue. As with all of Le Corbusier’s works, the LC1 derives from an in-depth study of human posture. In this particular case, the chair is intended to be relaxing and to foster conversation. The balance between form and function is achieved through the use of the Modulor, a system based on the typical measurements of the male body and on a mathematical language informed by the proportions of universal harmony. Its perfect compositional simplicity, which can be adapted for use in various contexts. LC1 - ph© De Pasquale + Maffini

LC1 - ph© De Pasquale + Maffini

LC3 armchair marked the separation of the metal frame from the upholstery, reflecting Modernist architecture theory, where the support load-bearing structure of the building was separated from the rest. In this case, four discrete cushions are set inside a cage of painted or chrome-finished steel tubes. The same device is adopted for all the other pieces in the collection, from the armchair with an arm-rest on one side only or on both, to the two- or three seater sofas. Over a period of many years, Cassina worked closely with Charlotte Perriand, her heir, as well as with the Fondation Le Corbusier reinterpreting the original design while respecting its original intent, to bring new versions and finishes of this furniture to market. The LC3 outdoor version is exemplary for this concept. The cushions are covered in water-repellent canvas to ensure maximum durability and reliability in all weathers. LC3 - ph© De Pasquale + Maffini

LC3 - ph© De Pasquale + Maffini

The idea informing the LC6 table lies in the distinction between the support and what is supported, in other words, the base and the table top. The separation of the two parts is highlighted by the four intermediate structures. These both regulate the height and serve to maintain the due distance between the heavy base and delicate lines of the tabletop. The base was designed in 1928, taking its cue from the oval profiles used in aeronautical design to maintain the distance between the wings of biplanes. LC7 + LC6 - ph© De Pasquale + Maffini

LC7 + LC6 - ph© De Pasquale + Maffini

An icon with a versatile and functional soul, the LC7 was designed in 1927 by Charlotte Perriand for her own apartment in the Place Saint-Sulpice in Paris. Upholstered in leather or fabric, this swivel chair, available in a four- or five-leg configuration, features expanded polyurethane and padded polyester filling for back and seat. The outdoor version features a stainless steel frame finished with powder paints designed for outdoor use and available in five textured colors, and a special fabric polyester yarn cover that replicates the aesthetics of the indoor models.

LC8 stool takes its inspiration from the swivel chair. Its iconic and versatile shape derives from the need to rationalize serial production by using common elements. LC8

LC8

Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret exhibited the first version of LC10-P table at the 1929 Salon d’Automne in Paris, as part of the “Equipement Intérieur d’une Habitation” setting. The design, which was originally presented as a writing-desk, was revisited by Perriand in 1984, and relaunched by Cassina one year later, with new variants appropriate to contemporary needs. Its clean-cut frame highlights the highly original approach to the chrome finish of the tubular steel legs, and the way the colors are applied on the laminated trim. The collection includes a dining table as well as low tables, both in a square and rectangular format. The colored trim is supplied in a variety of shades from the Corbusier palette. LC10-P

LC10-P

Doron Hotel armchair and Table à Plateu Interchangeable designed by Charlotte Perriand complete the collection. Charlotte Perriand had always had a special relationship with nature with which a profound bond was born. She was in fact one of the first to take an interest in the relation between man and nature seeking natural materials to integrate into her projects.

Doron Hotel armchair was designed in 1947 by Charlotte Perriand, an avid mountain lover, for the winter sports’ resort in Méribel les Allues and the Hôtel Doron, one of the first chalet-hotels in the same resort. Pleasant to the touch, Cassina presents an outdoor version of this comfortable teak armchair with soft and rounded forms in collaboration with her daughter Pernette Perriand Barsac. Doron Hotel - ph© De Pasquale + Maffini

Doron Hotel - ph© De Pasquale + Maffini

The first Table à Plateu Interchangeable low coffee table was produced in 1937 for Charlotte Perriand’s atelier in Montparnasse, Paris; it was later developed further for various projects in different materials. The coffee table has a solid teak structure made up of three circular section legs that are united by three crosspieces on which a Carrara marble top in an outdoor hydro oil finish is placed. Table à Plateu Interchangeable - ph© De Pasquale + Maffini

Table à Plateu Interchangeable - ph© De Pasquale + Maffini

Like all of the pieces in Cassina’s I Maestri collection, the respective outdoor versions also feature the designers’ signature, logo and progressive production number: the unmistakable sign of rigorous authenticity.


Cassina on ARCHIPRODUCTSLC7 + LC6 - ph© De Pasquale + Maffini

LC7 + LC6 - ph© De Pasquale + Maffini

Doron Hotel - ph© De Pasquale + Maffini

Doron Hotel - ph© De Pasquale + Maffini

LC3 - ph© De Pasquale + Maffini

LC3 - ph© De Pasquale + Maffini

LC1

LC1

LC3

LC3

LC3

LC3

LC6

LC6

LC7

LC7

LC7

LC7

Doron Hotel

Doron Hotel

Table à Plateu Interchangeable

Table à Plateu Interchangeable

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