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  • Cassina - a pioneer in European design

    Cassina introduced European industrial design to the world. In 1964, Cassina took over production of the licensed works of Le Corbusier and his collaborators Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. It continues to hold the exclusive worldwide license from the Le Corbusier Foundation. Known for excellent quality, Cassina has been convincing design lovers with its unique creations for over 90 years! It continues to produce iconic pieces from the history of design.

    The Cassina LC1 Sling Chair, created in 1928 by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand, is a iconic chair that is now included in the design collection of the Museum of Modern Art. These three architects were forerunners of the International Style and designed the LC1 so that it tilts and adjusts as the user shifts from one sitting position to the next for continuous support.

    A lightweight compact sling chair, the LC1 is made of polished trivalent chrome plated or semi gloss black enamel steel frame. The seat and back are available in pony hide, cow hide or saddle leather in a wide range of colours with matching arms. A lightweight compact sling chair, the LC1 is made of polished trivalent chrome plated or semi gloss black enamel steel frame. The seat and back are available in pony hide, cow hide or saddle leather in a wide range of colours with matching arms.

     

    The Cassina LC2 Chair is another timeless classic. Designed in 1928, it is the archetype of the modern chair. The separation of the caged frame from its inner cushions is a concrete affirmation of the chair’s rationalist approach.

     

    lc2_petit_modele_armchair_e The Cassina LC2 is available as an armchair, a two or three-seat sofa with polished trivalent chrome plate or semi gloss grey, light blue, green, brown, mud, ivory or black enamel steel frame. The loose cushions are available in leather or fabric upholstery, in a wide range of options.

     

    The Cassina LC4 Chaise Lounge, designed in 1928, became the definitive chaise lounge. Built in a shape designed for relaxation, the chair was created when the three designers (Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand) decided to put man at the centre of their design, taking the idea that form and function should be at the service of relaxation, creating a perfect balance between its geometric purity and its ergonomic intent.

     

    Available in cow skin with black leather headrest, or a special beige canvas (natural, dark brown or black headrest and footrest). The Cassina LC4 is available in cow skin with black leather headrest, black leather.

    The LC 4 is also available in a special beige canvas (natural, dark brown or black headrest and footrest). The LC4 is also available in a special beige canvas (natural, dark brown or black headrest and footrest).


    The Cassina LC6 Table
    , designed in 1929 by Le Corbusier and his team, was presented at the Salon d'Autumne in Paris. The LC6 Table is a mathematically refined structure of steel and glass.

     

    The table is available with semi gloss grey, light blue, green, mud, ivory or black enameled steel base. The base has four supporting points with steel threaded shanks, permitting height adjustment. The top is available in crystal or textured glass, natural oak, black-stained oak or American walnut and a selection of sizes. The Cassina LC6 Table is available with a semi gloss grey, light blue, green, mud, ivory or black enameled steel base. The base has four supporting points with steel threaded shanks, permitting height adjustment. The top is available in crystal or textured glass, natural oak, black-stained oak or American walnut and a selection of sizes.

    Pair the Cassina LC6 table with the Cassina LC8 Swivel Stool which is a smaller version of the LC7 Swivel Chair, both have frames made entirely from polished stainless steel. Both available in fabric and leather options. Pair the Cassina LC6 table with the Cassina LC8 Swivel Stool which is a smaller version of the LC7 Swivel Chair, both have frames made entirely from polished stainless steel. Both available in fabric and leather options.

     

    Please call the team at GRShop.com or visit the Gabriel Ross showroom for pricing and options for all Cassina products.

    All the models in the Cassina collection, by merit of their artistic content and particular creative character, are protected by copyright, something they take very seriously.

    Support creativity and help protect the history of design and the future of innovation - always buy original and authentic designs.

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  • Cassina celebrates 50 years of the LC Collection, and goes green!

    The year 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Cassina LC Collection and the death of Le Corbusier, 1887 – 1965, the Swiss-French architect, designer and urban planner.

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    In 1965, Cassina took over production of the licensed works of Le Corbusier and his collaborators, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. It continues to hold the exclusive worldwide license from the Le Corbusier Foundation.

    Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, the creators of the LC Collection. Le Corbusier (right), Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, the creators of the LC Collection.

     

    The LC4 Chaise Lounge, 1928, is dubbed the "relaxing machine." it is available in a wide range of leathers and cowhides. The LC4 Chaise Lounge, 1928, is dubbed the "relaxing machine." it is available in a wide range of leathers and cowhides.

     

    Le Corbusier, Jeanneret and Perriand were particularly conscious of importance of the environment and nature was often a central theme in their works. Continuing its quest for innovation, Cassina has made a conscientious decision to use a trivalent chromium plating process for the frames of the LC Collection, a safe and considerably less toxic alternative to hexavalent chromium, due to lower chromium concentration levels, less nasty air emissions and consequently less toxic waste.

    The LC2 Petit Modele Armchair, designed in 1928, is available in many leather and fabric options. Call the GRShop web team for help with any questions regarding pricing and options. The LC2 Petit Modele Armchair, designed in 1928, is available in many leather and fabric options. Call the GR Shop web team (1-866-207-1111) for help with any questions regarding pricing and options.

     

    The LC Collection’s of leathers will also become totally organic and a new microfiber fabric, produced without solvent or metal based dyes, which uses 70% less water and generates 35% less CO2 in the production process, will be introduced, considerably reducing the negative impact on the environment.

    The LC6 Table, shown here with the LC8 Swivel Stool, was first presented to the public at the 1929 Salon d'Automne in Paris, along with other pieces of the LC Collection.  The LC6 Table, shown here with the LC8 Swivel Stool, was first presented to the public at the 1929 Salon d'Automne in Paris, along with other pieces of the LC Collection.

     

    Cassina’s commitment to this collection is to develop the LC Collection with product innovation and cultural initiatives, to fight against imitations and to protect the culture of all design for its important historic and cultural heritage.

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    To ensure another 50 years of the best of the best, purchase only authentic Cassina brand products at GR Shop and Gabriel Ross.

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  • Good news - after 13 years in the Italian courts, protection against copyright infringement.

    Finally some good news on the question of illegal copies and knockoffs of Italian furniture designs that have inherent creative and artistic value. The manufacture and marketing of products which "slavishly imitate the stylistic and aesthetic features of iconic pieces of Italian design" has been the subject of recent Italian courts decisions. This new ruling is aimed at the protection of original Italian industrial design through the enforcement of copyright protection.

    This good news was hailed by Gianluca Armento, Cassina’s Brand Director, who says, “…the Italian Industrial Property Code states that the law can punish all those who produce or commercialize imitations of products protected by copyright as counterfeiters…This important result is thanks to the coordinated action between Cassina, other companies involved, and the various organizations and institutions who represent the furniture sector. This is an important step for our country towards the recognition of the rights of companies who invest in and produce works of authentic design on a daily basis.”

    The LC4 Chaise Lounge was originally designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand in 1928. The LC4 Chaise Lounge was originally designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand in 1928. It is now produced by Cassina, Italy.

     

    This success story in the Italian courts coincides with an important anniversary for Cassina, which will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the LC Collection, which includes some of the most copied products in the world. 2015 will be an important year to continue to raise awareness amongst the public and let the world know the true value of original, contemporary design.

     

    The Flos Arco Floor Lamp was designed by Achille Castiglioni & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1962.  The Flos Arco Floor Lamp was designed by Achille Castiglioni & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1962.

     

    Achille and Pier Castiglioni with their Arco Lamp. The Castiglioni brothers with their Arco Lamp.

     

    In 2006, Flos, an Italian manufacturer of designer lighting, brought proceedings against the furniture producer and retailer Semeraro before the Court of Milan. They argued that Semeraro had infringed its copyright on the Arco Lamp, a masterpiece of post-war Italian design created by the Castiglioni brothers in the 1960s. Semeraro denied any infringement by arguing that the Arco Lamp was not eligible for copyright protection because it lacked “inherent artistic value” under the Copyright Law. The Court ruled that Semeraro infringed on Flos’ design rights, ordered the seizure of the imported lamps and prevented Semeraro from continuing to market them.

     

    The Panton Chair was designed by Verner Panton in 1959. The Panton Chair was designed by Verner Panton in 1959.

     

    When Danish designer Verner Panton created the first single-formed injection-molded plastic seat, he created one of the most daring designs of the 20th century. When Danish designer Verner Panton created the first single-formed injection-molded plastic seat, he created one of the most daring designs of the 20th century.

     

    The Court of Milan also recently granted copyright protection to the well-known Panton Chair designed by Verner Panton and produced by Vitra. According to the Court, the exposure of this work in famous exhibitions and museums was considered evidence of its artistic value, making this item eligible to copyright protection.

    There is still a long way to go in this battle against copyright infringement and the production of “Franken-Chairs” and everyone is strongly urged to please be sure that what you are buying is original, authentic and that the designer is receiving credit for their creative works. GRShop only sells original designs. We are as our logo states, Always Authentic.

     

     

     

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