Since the 50s, Cassina has been a front-runner in the world of Italian industrial design. The company displayed a pioneering approach to research and innovation, working side by side with important architects and designers with differing backgrounds and encouraging them to envision fresh designs, a characteristic that still distinguishes the company today. The Cassina I Maestri Collection began with the acquisition of the exclusive worldwide rights to produce four models designed by Le Corbusier (who was alive at the time) together with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. Over the following years this collection has exclusively brought together some of the most iconic furniture by the great architects of modern classics working in close collaboration with the heirs and official founders including Gerrit Rietveld, Charles Mackintosh, Erik Gunnar Asplund, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charlotte Perriand, Franco Albini and Marco Zanuso.
Today many important Italian and international designers and architects collaborate for the Cassina I Contemporanei Collection including Mario Bellini, Rodolfo Dordoni, Piero Lissoni, Vico Magistretti, Luca Nichetto, Gaetano Pesce, Gio Ponti and Philippe Starck. This transversal culture of absolute quality defines the uniqueness of each Cassina piece.
Since 2013 the Cassina I Contemporanei Collection has also been home to the historical Italian furniture design brand Simon, founded by Dino Gavina and Maria Simoncini. This union tells the industrial and entrepreneurial story characterised by an experimental approach and the expression of the relationship between culture and production. Cassina SimonCollezione brings together renowned names such as Carlo Scarpa, Marcel Breuer and Kazuhide Takahama.