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Article by Constantinos Moraitakis
Posted on February 01st, 2016
in Specials & Cassina

Cassina works industrially in the contemporary furnishing sector. It produces chairs, tables, armchairs, beds, and furniture in general with a particular flair for upholstered items and work in wood, leather and other top-quality materials.

The Cassina collection is eclectic, and has always been so. It is open to design projects from varying cultures and historical backgrounds, it welcomes them and makes them its own, stamping them with its own personality, its own trademark.
A Cassina product is the fruit of different competences and professionalities, from which spring results that are always original and exclusive.
Products from the Cassina collection hark back to different inspirations, sometimes even contradictory. But a common feature is revealed; the courage to seek quality across different types and languages, quality that has made the
Cassina product a point of reference for the international culture of design.

Research and Innovation

Italian design and Cassina together make up a consolidated (and in certain respects taken for granted) two-hander springing from entrepreneurial capacity and intuition honed in the difficult but stimulating period of the post World War second period.

The quality of a product speaks for itself, but it doesn't come of its own accord. Cassina works as an industrial entity, but it hasn't gone back on its own craftsman origins. The carpentry department, the traditional heart of the firm, is still the hub around which the wheel of executive excellence, which has made Cassina famous worldwide, turns. Organised in work units, the craftsmen work the wood with the aid of modern machinery, often having to produce joints that are almost microscopic, making assembly of parts so precise that hardly any glue is called for. For this to happen, the material has to be of excellent quality.

The different woods are selected carefully at source and then in the factory according to the use to which they are to be put, and are employed with genuine mastery to make the most of their characteristics but also their eventual faults. The reliability of the raw materials - specially wood, but also leather and fabrics - involves a high economic outlay which the firm regards as an investment in the quality of the finished product and a guarantee of its exclusiveness.
The manufacturing process is entirely monitored; a bar code accompanies each product in all the phases of manufacture, from the preparation of the components to the final packaging. At any moment, the customer can be informed of the state of his order and reassured as to its punctual delivery.
The organisation of the manufacturing processes and their conditions makes Cassina a real industrial concern, but its products, even if the output of a fully industrial logic, maintain the authenticity of a hand-made article, respectful of both man and nature.

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