“Hommage a Pierre Jeanneret” honors the Capitol Complex collection of lounge, side and office chairs as well as tables featuring craftsmanship from Chandigarh, India. The Cassina showroom offers four well-known pieces made similarly in techniques to that of the original products constructed by local craftsmen in India.
The Capitol Complex was imagined as part of the political and administrative nucleus of a new city, Chandigarh, India.
Designed with an inverted V-shape by its leg, the entire chair is made of solid wood while the seating/backseat is woven in Viennese cane. Option with or without arms, the collection is available in classic teak or in natural and stained black oak.
For over 90 years, the relationship between architecture and interior design has been an important part of Cassina and its collections.
The Capitol Complex was imagined as part of the political and administrative nucleus of a new city, Chandigarh. The collection was designed by Le Corbusier, a Swiss-French architect, between 1951 and 1956 using available material that reflected the independence of India and a new openness to modernity. Le Corbusier worked with his cousin Jeanneret, who was instrumental in the design of the furniture resulting in a combination of modern European ideals and traditional Indian spirit. In 2016, the architectural work was designated as a World Heritage Site and is on UNESCO cultural heritage list.
Cassina is reissuing the furnishings as part of its commitment to the research and enhancement of works from the Great Masters of Architecture and Design. For over 90 years, the relationship between architecture and interior design has been an important part of Cassina and its collections. An in-depth research was undertaken to form the Capitol Complex collection.
The Dress Up! sofa features gros-grain stitching around the back/armrest for a refined appearance that evokes dressmaking craftsmanship from the fashion world. The gros-grain profile is available in black, grey or caffelatte. The sofa can be used singularly or be connected in various compositions. The sofa’s geometric form can be combined with asymmetrical elements. The open angled back and armrests accentuate a certain type of coziness. The complementary poufs spotlight the same comfort and luxury with its gros-grain detail and an array of fabrics or leathers for the perfect look.
As designed by Randolfo Dordoni, the Boboli table features a chic and sculptural aluminum base with options for glass, walnut, or marble tops. The design of the base is symbolized by its geometrically ordered lines that pays homage to the canons of the classical Italian garden with vertical plants. The goal was to structurally ensure the stability of the slim-line twisted uprights for load-bearing and decorative purposes to form the base of the table. The base of the Boboli is available in chrome, dark gold, gunmetal grey, or matte black.
The future of Cassina lies in its dedication for continuity of the past yet evolving into new forms. The influence of classic designs transforms into new, original creations.