Cassina was founded in 1927 by Cesare and Umberto Cassina in Meda, Italy. Always a first mover in the exploration of new materials and structural technology, the brand launched industrial design in Italy during the 1950’s, taking a first and completely new approach to serial production by combining traditional craftsmanship with technological skill.

Cassina was pioneering thanks to its striking inclination for research and experimentation working with many important architects and designers who were constantly encouraged to envision innovative designs, a characteristic that still distinguishes the company today. The Cassina collections feature, for example, pieces by great Italian architects such as Vico Magistretti, Gio Ponti, Mario Bellini, and a series of renowned contemporary figures such as Philippe Starck and Piero Lissoni. Cassina has received a number of internationally acclaimed awards, including three Compasso d'Oro prizes for individual products and one for the company's work in 1991 in recognition of “its innovative role and forerunning international approach within the Italian cultural and manufacturing sector”.

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