Reissues, reimaginings, musings and mastepieces all stand together in this year’s portfolio of new work by master Italian furniture brand Cassina. Work from Marco Zanuso, Charlotte Perriand, Vico Magistretti and Piero Lissoni all grace Arkitektura this fall.
Each year, Arkitektura journeys across the world to find the best furniture humankind can make and lands in Milano Italy to the renowned furniture fair, Salone di Mobile. Our selection from this year’s fair naturally arrives in the fall and this year’s crates are being unpacked as we type.
Some of our favorite pieces so far are by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon whose Réaction Poétique is an odd morphology of ebony black ash objects inspired by Le Corbusier’s paintings and sculptures. They are pagan totems that have been domesticated by the craftsman’s touch, a collection of signifiers looking for the signified.
Rio by Charlotte Perriand, a segmented low coffee table with Moorish inclinations, feels incredibly contemporary. This re-released version was first designed in 1962 for Jacques Martin’s home in Rio. Later, she adapted and expanded this table for the Japanese Embassy in Paris.
Salone di Mobile is an exciting and inspiring place to be and there is such brilliant talent presented there. At Arkitektura, it’s an honor to be part of the best of the best, allowing us to see beyond the Salone and how these pieces can be part of our lives.
Vico Magistretti’s now iconic Maralunga in action over the decades