The “Amedeo Cassina” company was created by the brothers Cesare and Umberto Cassina in 1927 in Meda (Northern Italy) After the war, Cassina continued to expand in size and fame, with products which covered a broad range of furniture including: chairs, armchairs, tables, sofas and beds.
The company’s transformation was bolstered further by a large number of commissions for cruise ships, top end hotels and restaurants which accounted for a great part of the company’s activity right up to the mid-sixties and beyond.
In 1964 the “Cassina I Maestri” (Cassina Masters) Collection was born, with the acquisition of the rights to products designed by Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, the most important names of 20th century design. These included the LC1, LC2 and LC3 armchairs and the LC4 chaise longue. Significantly, Le Corbusier himself granted the license to Cassina. Today Cassina is the exclusive worldwide licensee of the Le Corbusier designs.