A collection of dining tables, both contemporary and sculptural, where the designer’s expertise in metalwork comes together with Cassina’s crafts skills and excellence in carpentry work. This clean-cut, essential design consists of a slender table-top fitted onto super-slim legs, in wood, or anodised or painted aluminium. Set at the very end of the table-top, and diagonally to it, the legs afford extra space to the guests. This design was especially challenging to Cassina’s Research Unit, and they responded by creating an innovative solution that is not only stable, but also strong while taking up minimal space. The collection includes two square tables as well as one oval option with a lacquered or veneer top and a solid wood trim. There are also three rectangular versions, one of which is in solid wood. The latter includes a concealed metal mechanism designed to counter the tensions and movements of the wood over time. The models with veneered tops have precious edges in solid wood.
Active since 1927, Cassina was one of the first Italian companies to focus on furniture research and innovation. It partnered with distinguished architects and designers to find new ways of designing and thus beginning industrial design in Italy as early as the 1950s. Cassina has always had a very precise identity aknowledged allover the world, due to the balance between technology and craftsmanship.
The Cassina collection "I grandi Maestri" began in 1964 with the collaboration of designers such as Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand.