Edits | Patricia Urquiola Redesigns Cassina’s Historical HQ

Edits | Patricia Urquiola Redesigns Cassina’s Historical HQ
February 22, 2018 SydneyDesignSchool

Edits  | Patricia Urquiola Redesigns Cassina’s Historial Italian HQ

Renowned Italian furniture brand Cassina celebrated its 90th anniversary last year with the renovation of the historical company HQ in Meda. Cassina’s art director, well respected designer and architect Patricia Urquiola was responsible for the design of both the interior and exterior spaces.

A feature of the interior is the vast ‘Galleria’ communal area for employees and guests. Within this light filled atrium space is a grand living wall of plants and the the Refuge Tonneau – the only authentic reproduction ever to be produced of this futuristic mobile shelter designed by Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret in 1938. Cassina employees can enter the visionary structure which is lined in warm timber to enjoy a quiet break in their day.




The exterior features a vibrant red perforated steel structure, blending modernity with tradition.

“In the year of our 90th anniversary, I continue to say that from the history of things comes the shape of time. Therefore everything we do must take this into account, starting from our much loved headquarters.” 

Gianluca Armento, Managing Director

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