For 85 years, Cassina has been designing innovative furniture and along the way, collaborating with the likes of Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Franco Albini, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Gio Ponti, Vico Magistretti, Philippe Starck and Gaetano Pesce.
Their latest: Lagerfeld & his photographic eye.
His original photo "interpretations" of his selections from Cassina will be on display at the Cassina showroom in Paris through March 10, 2013. "Karl Lagerfeld's authentic eye enhances the singular characteristics of the Cassina products," notes Gianluca Armento, Brand Director of Cassina. "Each photograph emphasizes a silhouette, the elegance of particular finishes, the luxury of a detail and the seduction of the materials."
Ah...only in Italy do construction materials "seduce" which is why we're so head over Loubies about the culture.
(images:top left - Olivier Saillant; Le Corbusier Ic4 chair from 1928 - made in Italy by Cassina)