Cassina was founded in 1927 by brothers Cesare and Umberto Cassina. In 1950s Italy, the company inaugurated industrial design. Thanks to the collaboration with Gio Ponti, one of the most important and renowned Italian designers and architects, Cassina contributes to the rebirth of post-war design. The Company immediately assumes an attitude to research and innovation, thanks to the involvement of important architects and designers, who contribute to create new forms, a characteristic that still distinguishes the brand today. The Sixties are marked by the success of the Brand and there are many names of internationally renowned designers, architects and artists who collaborate with Cassina. The great productions of designer furniture, objects with a great charm, designed for interior design, also began.
Cassina's identity meets in an original and surprising combination, in which the technological attitude is closely linked to a craftsmanship of great tradition. The collections include the iconic furnishings of the great architects of the modern world such as Le Corbusier, Mackintosh, Wright, Rietveld, Perriand, Albini, Zanuso, as well as important architects and designers such as Bellini, Lissoni, Magistretti, Gaetano Pesce and Philippe Starck. Since 2015 Patricia Urquiola has been the art director of Cassina.