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Under the direction of art director Patricia Urquiola, two of the latest products for the Cassina collection were also designed by two new designers to the group – French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and German designer Konstantin Grcic

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Konstantin Grcic x Soft Props

Reduction and simplification are ongoing themes in Konstantin Grcic’s design studio. With Soft Props he has taken this a step further by creating one of the most pared back sofas around – a flexible seating system made of large loose cushions that can be arranged and rearranged depending on how you like it.

Defining Soft Props is the finely detailed backrest, that acts as cushion support and lineation, what Grcic describes as 'the territory of a sofa'. The subtle and sophisticated tubular frame has interchangeable parts that are fixed together with invisible joints inside so there are endless ways to configure it..   

Soft Props is a sofa system addressed to both the public and the private views. For me that is significant that a sofa is not only bound to the home but also has a place in public.
— Konstantin Grcic
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For me Cassina is many different kinds of pictures: it is Gaetano Pesce, it’s Vico Magistretti, it’s historical, it’s an old and a new company. Italian companies always find a way to be super active and super contemporary.
— Erwan Bouroullec
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We like disorganisation and we try to bring into the furniture something that is not totally precise or fixed. Baleno is a shelf made of rubber that is kind of moving under the pressure. Keeping a certain movement inside life is something that is important for us.
— Erwan Bouroullec

The Baleno shelving system's simple, graphic form is made in a highly versatile thermoplastic material that supports books and objects, adjusting according to the weight applied. Holding up to 4kg per shelf, and attached to the wall with hidden dowels. the design brilliantly expresses the Bouroullec's interest in the detail and process of making, perfectly matched with Cassina's artisanal and industrial know-how.

 

 


Cassina is available exclusively in South East Asia from Space – Australia – and Space – Asia. 

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