Founded by Cesare and Umberto Cassina in Meda, Italy in 1927, Cassina has been shaping the future of the world of interior design for over 90 years. In the 1950s, the company started industrial design in Italy with a brand-new approach by shifting from manual craftsmanship to mass production. Having received four Compasso d’Oro awards so far, Cassina has gained expertise in carpentry and manufacture of upholstered armchairs and sofas. All products are branded with the logo “MedaMade,” which guarantees the quality and authenticity of locally manufactured designs. Since its foundation, Cassina has always pioneered research and innovation by blending technology with traditional craftsmanship. Today, Cassina continues to represent new lifestyles and creates spaces that bring together the best of contemporary design.
Italian architect, art director and designer Piero Lossini opened Lissoni Associati, the multidisciplinary studio which focuses in architecture, interior and product/light design, with Nicoletta Canesi in Milan in 1986.
Piero Lissoni has designed the products and fair booths of many prestigious brands such as Alessi, Audi, B&B Italia, Bonacina 1889, Cappellini, Cassina, Cotto, Fantini, Flos, Gallo, Glas Italia, Golran, Illy, Kartell, Kerakoll Tasarım Evi, Knoll International, Olivari, Salvatori, Sanlorenzo Yatlar, Serapian, Tecno, Viccarbe, and Wella. He also worked as an art director at Alpi, Boffi, De Padova, Lema, Living Divani, Lualdi, and Porro.
Lissoni, whose works in architecture and design are known all across the world, has received a number of international awards including the Good Design Award, Red Dot Award, Compasso d’Oro ADI, and Elle Decor International. ı.