This Spring WPA Chicago welcomes Cassina’s first-ever Outdoor Collection, which features innovative interpretations of some of the most iconic designs by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanerette and Charlotte Perriand. WPA Chicago is the first store in the Midwest to receive this debut Cassina line. Cassina’s new collection includes outdoor versions of the LC1 small armchair, the LC3 armchair and two-seater sofa, the LC7 small armchair, the LC8 stool, the LC10-P series of tables and a never before produced project by Charlotte Perriand from 1940: the Tokyo chaise longue, a reinterpretation of the famous LC4.
To create its debut outdoor line, Cassina conducted extensive, in-depth research, updating the materials and construction details of its furniture pieces in order to maximize the collection’s resistance to water, humidity and heat in extreme outdoor conditions. Each furniture piece is crafted with high-performance technological solutions such as stuffing with special draining properties and 100-percent natural and biological fibers. Cushions are made with ultra-resistant fabric upholstery and tubular frames are constructed of stainless steel. Cassina developed this project in close collaboration with the Le Corbusier Foundation and Pernette Perriand-Barsac, daughter and sole heir of Charlotte Perriand, together with the consultancy of authoritative design historian, Professor Arthur Rüegg.
Cassina’s new Outdoor Collection is ideal for furnishing both exterior public spaces and private residences. Like all pieces in the Cassina I Maestri Collection, the respective outdoor versions are each marked with the signature of the designers, logo and production number: an unmistakable indication of their rigorous authenticity.