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Cassina and Richard Ginori, Collection Chandigarth - design Le Corbusier

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hat happens if two prestigious companies meet at the table to remember Le Corbusier? Well, dishes and trays immediately get transformed into exclusive tributes to décor and translate the mise en place into an experience of timeless elegance.

 

  • What they are Service Prunier and Collection Chandigarth, the new table collections created by Cassina and Richard Ginori in an homage to Le Corbusier.
  • What makes them special They are an homage to Le Corbusier and transform his architectonic symbols into original decorative pieces with simple elegance. The result is a refined, contemporary and exclusive table that goes beyond passing trends.
  • How they are made Service Prunier tableware was originally designed by Le Corbusier for Prunier restaurant in London in 1961. Cassina, thanks to a collaboration with Richard Ginori, has reissued it while respecting the original project.  It comes in white porcelain with Le Corbusier’s original design added by hand with the set including a plate, a soup bowl, a desert plate and a coffee cup with saucer. Instead, Chandigarth is a collection made up of three trays in pure, unglazed porcelain that recall some bas-relief symbols chosen for the walls of the Chandigarh buildings (the city designed in the fifties by Le Corbusier, today a world heritage site). Every tray in the Chandigarh collection, made by Richard Ginori, takes the decorative symbols designed by Le Corbusier in 1956: the open hand (an eternal symbol of peace, it is the most famous and recurring one), the fish and the movement of the sun.
  • Whose idea are they Cassina, the brand founded in 1927 which brought industrial design into Italy in the fifties, and Richard Ginori 1735, a company with 18th century origins when the Marquise Carlo Andrea Ginori founded the Manufactory of Doccia in Doccia, Italy. An inclination towards research, innovation, tradition and craftsmanship have always been in the DNA of both companies, who collaborate with important architects and designers in the creation of new forms and unprecedented visions of style. Tradition and manufacturing elegance get blended in the brands’ various collections, and this new synergy (in collaboration with the Le Corbusier Foundation) represents an unprecedented form of timeless beauty.
  • We chose them because…  Past and future come together in these collections which, paradoxically, are able to become timeless. They express an iconic beauty that calls back to the features of antique elegance, but with a markedly modern style.

 

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