Poltrona Frau Turns 100 – 100th Anniversary

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1912-2012. Poltrona Frau, the epitome of Italian culture and expertise, and a household name all over the world, celebrates its first hundred years. Recognized across the globe for its design, quality and creative values. The company has decided to commemorate its history in 2012 with three different projects: a book, a design contest for young designers to launch the “centenary …

Poltrona Frau Presents Atelier

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Attention to detail makes small things great. Available at WPA Chicago in fall 2012: Atelier is Poltrona Frau’s new small leather item collection that is a blend of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Poltrona Frau rounds off its world of furniture by applying its culture to the business of everyday life. Leather bowls, boxes, containers, personal accessories, and technology cases …

WPA Chicago Welcomes the Griffin Company

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The Griffin Company will represent WPA Chicago in the contract market, adding our lines to her existing portfolio. Terry Griffin, born in Chicago, attended William Woods College, in Fulton, MO, before returning to Chicago. After working with Steelcase Corporation, Terry attended DePaul University and graduated in 1995 with a B.A. She then worked for a not-for-profit, the Bethel New Life …

“Veliero” Comes Back to Life

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On May 2, 2012 the “Veliero” Came Back to Life at WPA Chicago. We hosted a special, educational event and reception in honor of Franco Albini’s legendary bookcase, the “Veliero,” which was originally created by the Italian designer in 1940 for his house in Via De Togni, Milan. “Veliero” is the Italian word for sailboat, and is a reference to …

Cassina Outdoor Collection

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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, …

WPA Chicago Welcomes Alessi

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Alessi has become part of the WPA Chicago collection of home offerings, which includes furnishings by Poltrona Frau, Cassina and Cappellini, textiles by Dermond Peterson, kitchens by Arclinea and lighting by Flos. Alessi is one of the great design companies, focusing on art and poetry for the kitchen and household objects, which embodies the typical phenomenon of Italian industrial culture, …

Cassina and Le Corbusier: Authentic Wood Event

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July 21, 2011 5:30pm – 8:00pm Cassina continues its exploration and research of Le Corbusier vast collection of work with a study of creations by the great architect and designer from the 1950’s. Wood is the underlying theme, a material Le Corbusier embraced once he reached full artistic maturity. After spending most of his career focusing on modern materials he …

New Colors Le Corbusier Classics

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Cassina updates the most iconic armchair line in history. Cassina’s Masters LC Collection is revisited with new colors. Working with original designs from the 1920’s and the approval of the Le Corbusier Foundation and the designers heirs, Cassina introduces 7 new colors for the LC Collection that can be mixed and matched to accommodate a variety of color combinations. The …

World Live Cooking Day

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March 10th, 2011 6:00pm – 8:00pm WPA Chicago presents: The World Live Cooking Day: a culinary marathon from New Zealand to California that teams Kitchen Design with agro-food made in Italy. Arclinea showrooms will progressively come to life through the “Live Cooking Show,” presented by Arclinea in collaboration with the Italian Ministry for Agriculture. Selected chefs of restaurants renowned for …

Cassina and Le Corbusier: The Culture of Wood Crafting

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Cassina continues its exploration and research of Le Corbusier’s vast collection of work with a study of creations by the great architect and designer during the 1950’s. Wood is the underlying theme, a material which Le Corbusier began to use once he reached full artistic maturity, rediscovering nature and turning his work towards elementary and archetypical items.