CASSINA has been producing the revolutionary furniture of Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand since 1965. This year, the LC Collection celebrates its 50th birthday. It’s almost inconceivable that these icons of international design – the LC-2 armchair, the Fauteuil Grand Confort, or the Chaise longue à réglage were once unpopular. Yet, when their three creators presented the first revolutionary furniture designs in the 1930’s, only a small group of avant-gardists applauded. The LC Collection’s career only started in 1964, when Cassina obtained the licence for production and sales at the instigation of the Zurich gallery owner Heidi Weber.
The first pieces came on the market only one year later. Thanks to the commercial success that went hand in hand with the international rise of the company, the world’s most popular steel-tube classics became design icons. However, Cassina was never one to rest on his laurels. He time and again tinkered with technical innovations, material combinations, and surfaces, to improve the largely handcrafted products and to above all achieve resource-conserving series production.
Cassina guarantees every single piece's quality with continuous serial numbers. In 2015, for the 50-year jubilee, Cassina uses a new environmentally friendly chrome alloy and leather that is tanned without solvents. Details that remain hidden from the design expert at first sight, but that guarantee an environmentally conscious piece of furniture and a clear conscience. Only the quality has remained unchanged over the years. Cassina guarantees this with the continuous serial number on every single piece. It stands for excellent design Made in Italy, and it protects the cultural heritage that is intimately connected to every piece of furniture in this legendary collection.