The Longplane table by Rodolfo Dordoni has a graphic design and striking aesthetic balance formed with crip lines and precise proportions. Its long, lean shape incorporates Cassina’s trademark fine artisan joinery skills, apparent in the joint between the legs and the massive horizontal beam. The Longplane table is composed of a solid wood base, available in Canaletto walnut and natural oak, stained black or amaranth color. The table comes in three different sizes with varying top options. The fixed version can match the top with the wood base for an all-wood look, metal, or from various marble types. In the extendable version with a wood or metal top, the extensions match the finish of the wood structure, a true fusion of elegance, flexibility, and functionality.
As a designer, Rodolfo Dordoni has created a career of collaboration, through designing furniture and objects for the home with a wide array of companies. Born in Milan in 1954, Dordoni graduated with a degree in architecture from Milan Polytechnic. He soon began designing for Artemide, working on their glass collection; eventually becoming their art director. Dordoni then transitioned to working for Cappellini from 1979 - 1989. He has since created lines for or work directly with Cassina, Minotti, Flos, Dornbracht, Fontana Arte, Moroso, Roda, and Venini. In 2005 he created his own architecture firm, Dordoni Archietti, which focuses on architectural planning, interior design, and exhibit design. His work is often considered to be simple and intuitive; much of his design process goes beyond the object itself and focuses on the marketing campaign that will feature the piece or line.