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The designer Patricia Urquiola is the art director of Cassina since 2015, the year of the 90th anniversary of the furniture company.

The collaboration has now also taken shape in the headquarter restyling of the offices and showrooms of the historic Cassina headquarters in Meda. La Urquiola has created a new outdoor relaxation area open to visitors and employees.

Pastel colors and wall plants bright up the industrial building. The offices actually stand right next to the factory. Historic LC3 sofas designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand in colors stand near the historical installation “Refuge Tonneau”, the true focus of the relaxation area.

Il “Refuge Tonneau” è un progetto del 1938 di Charlotte Perriand, una struttura minimale prefabbricata pensata per essere facilmente trasportata. Cassina l’ha ricostruito seguendo progetti e disegni della designer francese. Qui i dipendenti possono prendersi una pausa o usarlo come “sala riunioni”… pensate alle soluzioni negli uffici di Google o Microsoft… Charlotte Perriand ha anticipato tutti!

The “Refuge Tonneau” is a 1938 project by Charlotte Perriand, is a minimal prefabricated structure designed to be easily transported. Cassina rebuilt it following projects and drawings by the French designer. Here employees can take a break or use it as a “meeting room” … think of Google or Microsoft offices… Charlotte Perriand anticipated everyone!

Have a nice weekend!

Photo Cassina