The Dada bookcase is a modular container unit open to myriad combinations. Functional details, like the way the units screw together to provide extra stability, speak to the design’s inspiration of children’s building blocks. The units can be slotted together and complemented with shelves or drawers. Dada creates a highly original visual impact that is suitable for any size space. Cassina has produced the bookcase since 2015 and has remained faithful to the original scope of the 1967 design, thanks to its carpenters’ extraordinary skills, these being particularly evident in the use of finger-jointing.
Cassina Living 2019
Cassina Dining 2019
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.