Jean Nouvel hat für die Fondazione Alda Fendi einen historischen Gebäudekomplex in Rom umgebaut und dabei eine außergewöhnliche Synthese aus alt und neu geschaffen.
A new name for Cassina
Architect Jean Nouvel is a new name for the Cassina collection with the introduction of the 1=2 tables, acquired in 2013 from the Zeritalia brand at the same time as the acquisition of the historic Italian brand Simon.
Now this range of tables, made up of two extendible overlapping pieces with an automatic levelling system, has been expanded further with a new low coffee table version, the 2=1, and a variety of finishings, making it suitable for both the home and the office.
“I have always loved the idea of something that turns into something else. The 1=2 table stems from a simple idea: two small stacked tables. If you raise the height of the legs, when you lift one of the two tables and place it next to other it forms one large table! This is the central idea: expanding on a single function to create multiple functions; creating different dimensions to cater for different uses".
Colours and graphical elements for a minimal design
The finishings of the glass tops of these high and low tables create colour effects: in contrasting or matching colours, with numerous possible combinations. Cassina has in fact developed new soft touch surface finishings using an innovative product that is coupled with the glass. This treatment provides multiple technical and sensory features, making the top more resistant and more pleasing to the touch. For this version, the legs are also lacquered in the same colour to create a highly striking monochromatic effect that further emphasises the lightness of this table.