Revival vs. Innovation
von Fabian Peters | 25.04.2019
Der große Review: Das sind die Tendenzen und Höhepunkte der diesjährigen Mailänder Möbelmesse.
Presented at the Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau in 1925 by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, this revolutionary project was originally conceived for the office and the need to freely organise objects and space, resulting in modules reminiscent of architectural compositions. In Cologne in 1931 the Casiers Standard was part of a presentation of avant-garde furniture, instruments for domestic organization. Charlotte Perriand later proposed an adaptation of this container system to Cassina for serial production in 1978, and today the brand re-presents this sophisticated yet simple system in Cologne once again, in an evolved version studied in collaboration with the Le Corbusier Foundation and Pernette Perriand. The Casiers Standard now has seven fixed compositions that can be varied with a range of heights, modules and finishes to create a total of eighteen options. Its aesthetics and minor technical details have been updated, in particular its colours now in grey and taupe combined with natural or stained oak, and its supporting base reduced, always with respect for the uniqueness and timeless rationalism of the original project. Perfect for all rooms of the home and office, Casiers Standard remains a versatile piece of ‘equipment’ to organise all that is necessary for contemporary living.