Canapo Chaise Lounge
Canapo chaise lounge by Franco Albini boasts an expressive energy. The previously unrealized design was released by Cassina in 2008. It is a faithful reading of both the designer’s intent and his vision of the equilibrium created through movement. The separation of parts affected by the designer makes it perfect for industrial manufacturing, the perfect marriage between the artisan and the technological, as testified by the elegant curve and the distinctive touch conferred by the joints. The slim wooden rockers underscore the crafts skills inherent in Cassina’s craftsmanship and become a veritable invitation to sit back, get comfortable and relax.
Cassina Living 2019
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Born in Milan in 1905, Franco Albini's work spans across furniture design, product design, architecture, urban planning and interior design. His work was an integration of modern design and Italian craftsmanship. Through his product and furniture design, Albini celebrated the raw form of materials and transparent construction. Albini would forgo ornament and encasement of furniture, to allow the structure to be revealed. In 1939, he debuted a radio fully encased in glass to expose the inner workings. His most well-known work is the Albini Desk in 1949 for Knoll, which is still in production today. As a designer, he has collaborated with Gio Ponti, Franca Helg, as well as Helg and Bob Noorda.