The Torei tables designed by Luca Nichetto for Cassina are a collection of beautifully formed wood or marble surfaces with thin matte black finish tubular metal bases that are available in a wide range of rectilinear, square, round, and triangular shapes as well as different heights. The Torei tables can be used independently as a single side table or in overlapping clusters to create assemblages that can function as a multi-tiered end or coffee tables used with a sofa.
An Italian industrial designer, Luca Nichetto is known for his collaboration with various other designers and design companies. He opened his own studio, Nichetto Partners, in 2006, specializing in industrial design and consulting. Previously, he worked with Murano-based glass maker Salviati as well as lighting company Foscarini. Nichetto opened a second studio in Stockholm, Sweden. His industrial design work includes the Motek Chair for Cassina. With inspiration from Japanese origami, the chair evokes the folds of paper while still maintaining the rigidity and strength needed in a well-designed chair. With many choices in regards to finish and material available, the design adheres to Nichetto's manifesto for 20 Design Principles.