Cassina Returns to the Luminaire Family
Since its inception, Cassina has represented a belief in line with Luminaire that good design has the power to affect people’s lives. Luminaire is proud to reunite with Cassina and welcome them back into the family by offering their innovative range of products in our showrooms and online store. Together we look forward to a future building and sharing the notion of good design.
Demonstrating a thoughtful appreciation for its history while looking to the future, Cassina maintains an impressive 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. The renowned 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 perception of contemporary Italian design.
For over 90 years, Cassina has remained on the forefront of design thanks to its commitment to research, experimentation, and design expression. 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 what it meant to be contemporary with furniture by reinterpreting traditional form, function, and production. Continuing this marriage of designer and producer, Cassina has cohesively merged a diverse range of products together by imbuing each project with their design philosophy.
With a constant projection on the future, Cassina has presented new designers including Zaha Hadid, Philippe Starck, as well as its newly appointed art director, Patricia Urquiola. With an innovative eye for new shapes, materials, and color, Urquiola has introduced stimulating new designs into the Cassina collection.
Luminaire and Cassina share an extensive history with a unified mission of sharing and educating the public on good design. This reunion marks an addition to the Luminaire catalog that will feature both brands working together to create new forms of living for the future.