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Cassina

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Furniture manufacturer Cassina is a prolific design house for more reasons than one: It not only owns the licenses to an exquisite collection of iconic chairs, sofas, tables and other pieces from the 20th and 21st centuries but also produces original works that are characterized by innovation and the finest Italian craftsmanship.

Cassina’s illustrious legacy includes being one of the first companies to bring industrial design to Italy in the 1950s. Founded in 1927 in Meda, Italy, by brothers Cesare and Umberto Cassina, the Italian manufacturing giant originally specialized in bespoke woodworking. In nearly a century since its founding, the company has shown incredible foresight about design trends and the evolution of technology.

In 1964, Cassina signed an exclusive licensing agreement to manufacture furniture by Le Corbusier and his collaborators — such as the LC4 chaise longue made with trailblazing French modernist Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret — a move that would shape the future of the company. Cassina’s I Maestri collection is an ongoing initiative to restyle landmark designs from the 20th century, such as pieces by Gerrit Rietveld (the Red and Blue armchair from 1918), Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Erik Gunnar Asplund, Franco Albini and Frank Lloyd Wright. The company preserves the intentions and original styles of their designs but adds updated techniques, materials and processes — rendering them the best possible combination of past, present and future. The brand has also worked with contemporary icons like Zaha Hadid, Gio Ponti and Philippe Starck.

Cassina’s original designs are cutting-edge as well. They include pieces for everyday use, the development of which is guided by comfort and the marriage of Italian craftsmanship with industrial technology.

Some of Cassina’s pieces, both from its contemporary and I Maestri collections, can be found in the collections of museums like the Museum of Modern Art and the Vitra Design Museum. In 2014, the company became part of Haworth in its acquisition of Italian furniture group Poltrona Frau, and in 2015, Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola joined Cassina as its art director, leading the brand into its next century of inventive style.

Find a collection of new and vintage Cassina furniture on 1stDibs.

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$5,470
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Set Of 6 Cassina CAB 412 Dining Chairs By Mario Bellini, 1980s
By Cassina, Mario Bellini
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Incredible set of 6 CAB 412 chairs in stunning original black leather by renowned designer Mario Bellini for Cassina, 1980s. CAB was the first-ever chair to feature a free-standing ...
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1970s Vintage Cassina

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Leather

A 20th Century "Soriana" Sofa In Dark Brown Fabric By Tobia Scarpa For Cassina
By Cassina, Tobia Scarpa
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A massive “Soriana“ sofa by Tobia Scarpa for Cassina, made in Italy around the latter part of the 20th century. Finished in a very rare dark brown colour fabric, it is lovely way to ...
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20th Century Italian Other Cassina

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Metal

Italian mid-century Armchairs Ciprea by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina, 1960s
By Cassina, Afra & Tobia Scarpa
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century modern Armchairs Ciprea by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina, 1960s Pair of armchairs mod. Ciprea entirely padded and covered in bright red velvet. The armchair h...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cassina

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Velvet

Mario Bellini "CAB 413” Dining Chairs for Cassina, 1977, Set of 2
By Mario Bellini, Cassina
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "CAB 413" dining chairs for Cassina, Mustard yellow leather, Italy, 1977, set of two. The "CAB" is the world's first free-standing cowhide design chair, informed by th...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cassina

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Steel

Cassina by Piero Lissoni Grey Mex Cube Sectional Corner Sofa
By Piero Lissoni, Cassina
Located in London, GB
Originally designed by Piero Lissoni for Cassina in 2007, the Mex Cube sofa is a fantastic example of modern Italian design. Made up of three separate units, the sofa is constructe...
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2010s Italian Cassina

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Fabric

Maralunga three-seater sofa designed by Vico Magistretti for Cassina in the 1970
By Cassina, Vico Magistretti
Located in Milan, IT
Maralunga three-seater sofa designed by Vico Magistretti for Cassina in the 1970s. Ribbed light mint green fabric upholstery. The movement of the backrest and lateral armrests is fun...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Cassina

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Fabric, Wood

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld Utrech Armchair by Cassina
By Cassina, Gerrit Rietveld
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld in 1935. Relaunched in 2015. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Materials: Fabric Dimensions: D 85 cm x W 64 cm x H 60 cm (SH 37 cm) G...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Cassina

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Fabric

Cassina Maralunga Two Seater Sofa In Brown Velvet By Vico Magistretti, 1970s
By Vico Magistretti, Cassina
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Nice two seater Maralunga sofa in brown velvet, by Vico Magistretti for Cassina, 1970s. This design is known for its high comfort and adjustable backrests. The vintage Maralunga sofa...
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1960s Vintage Cassina

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Leather

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Cassina furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Cassina furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Cassina furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 944 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 733 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Cassina were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 21st century and contemporary. Prices for Cassina furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $383 and can go as high as $59,162, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $7,922.
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  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 7, 2024
    Cassina is a furniture manufacturer based in Italy. It owns the licenses to an exquisite collection of iconic chairs, sofas, tables and other pieces from the 20th and 21st centuries and also produces original works that are characterized by innovation and the finest Italian craftsmanship. Founded in 1927 in Meda, Italy, by brothers Cesare and Umberto Cassina, the manufacturing giant originally specialized in bespoke woodworking. Throughout its history, the company has demonstrated incredible foresight about design trends and the evolution of technology. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of Cassina furniture.

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