Cassina continues its study of the furniture of the city of Chandigarh and adds the Civil Bench to the Hommage à Pierre Jeanneret Collection; a collection that stands out for its essential forms and simple materials, a balance between modern European ideals and traditional Indian spirit. The bench, produced between 1955 and 1956 for the lodgings and apartments of the members of the Indian city’s Legislature Assembly, consists of three consecutive seat elements supported by a single frontal crossbar and two side supports positioned in the shape of an inverted “V”. The seat has the typical weaving that recurs in all the Collection, while the Cassina Research and Development Centre proposes two variants for the wooden frame, in natural oak and stained black oak, in addition to the historic teak version, that are produced in the company’s historic carpentry workshop. Optional cushions are available for added protection and comfort.
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Cassina is an Italian and international furniture design company active since 1927. The Cassina furniture collection "I grandi Maestri" began in 1964 with the collaboration of designers such as Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. Cassina Group stands out for the production of chairs, tables, sofas, armchairs, beds and containers.
Cassina was one of the first Italian companies to focus on furniture research and innovation, collaborating with distinguished architects and designers to find new forms of design and thus beginning industrial design in Italy as early as the 1950s. Cassina has always had a very precise identity between technology and craftsmanship with a long tradition.
Cassina furniture and sofas are in fact always the result of the carpentry workshop, which has enhanced its value all over the world. Cassina's catalog for sofas, armchairs and chairs includes some of the most important design icons such as Cassina Le Corbusier, the famous Cassina LC1 chair, the Cassina LC2 armchair, the Cassina LC3 sofa and the Cassina LC4 Chaise Longue.