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Bramante Credenza

c. 1974

by Kazuhide Takahama
for Cassina

Bramante Credenza

by Kazuhide Takahama
for  Cassina

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The Bramante Credenza from Cassina is a storage unit with a contem­po­rary look and archi­tec­tural pres­ence. Bramante draws on classic inspi­ra­tion and has become the emblem of the Ultra­razionale collec­tion. The impor­tance of this collec­tion lies in its going beyond the limits imposed by the Italian Ratio­nal­ist move­ment, reclaim­ing tradi­tional mate­ri­als as well as tech­niques, such as lacquer work, for large-scale produc­tion. While the rework­ing of the shapes and sizes of the Bramante unit has been under­taken in the spirit of inno­va­tion, the arti­sanal finish enhances the surfaces, with the many coats of lacquer applied to make each piece unique, an item to be treasured. 

The 2019 rework keeps the shapes and dimen­sions unchanged but profoundly changes the construc­tion struc­ture, elim­i­nat­ing the modules, thus making it more contem­po­rary and adding new inte­rior light­ing and contin­u­ous glass shelves with a spirit of inno­va­tion. The hand­crafted finish enhances the surface with multi­ple lacquered passages that define its unique­ness and precious­ness and is also avail­able in three precious hand-shaded versions, each with a combi­na­tion of two differ­ent colors. For quick-ship options, please see the spec sheet to the left or call 800.886.0867 for details.


Kazuhide Takahama

Japan (1930–2010)

Kazuhide Takahama was born in Kyushu, Japan in 1930 and after completing his studies in Architecture in Tokyo, started working in Kazuo Fuioka's studio. In 1957, he came to Italy to visit the Triennale in Milan where he met Dino Gavina with whom he was to work for many years. By 1963 he moved to Bologna and came into contact with the most active Italian designers of the time. He developed his own well-defined stylistic lexis in a climate of profuse cultural exchanges.

His furniture and lighting designs often feature clean lines and formal restraint. In his works, signs from the oriental culture in which he was trained overlap with features of the Western culture in which he was immersed. He has produced designs for Cassina, Knoll, Gavina, and B&B Italia.

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