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80s Francesco Binfare Dining Chair for Cassina Set/6

US$1,805.71per set

About

Francesco Binfare founded Barccio di Ferro in 1962 together with Gaetano Pesce and Alessandro Mendini. He worked with these Italian greats and from 1963 he started working for Cesare Cassina and was director of Cassina from 1969 to 1976. In 1980 he was the founder of the Center for Design and Communication. Binfare participated in the Venice and Helsinki Biennales and the Milan Triennale. From 1985 to 1988 he taught at the Domus Academy in Milan and in that capacity gave guest lectures throughout Europe. It is clear from his furniture designs that Francesco did not think straight and square in the basics. In most designs he focuses on the design after the people who use the furniture. This results in beautiful lines and round shapes that come together within the same design. So different and visible with its own signature. These chairs are a fine example of his image on the lines of a chair. The backrest forms, as it were, a ‘catchback shell’ for the human back and the combinations of materials used have given them a completely contemporary and timeless character. The set of six chairs is in good condition with minimal signs of wear appropriate to age and use.

Details

  • Creator
    Francesco Binfaré (Designer),Cassina (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 91 cm (35.83 in)Width: 47 cm (18.51 in)Depth: 49 cm (19.3 in)Seat Height: 44 cm (17.33 in)
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1980s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Amstelveen, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 10180522ZST1stDibs: LU2600129037862

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About the Manufacturer

Cassina

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.

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