SERVICE PRUNIER
This dinner service was originally produced for the Prunier restaurant in London. On the wall of a private room of the restaurant, Madame Prunier had hung the Les Mains tapestry that Le Corbusier had designed in 1951. In 1961, she decided to commission Le Corbusier to design a dinner service for the restaurant with the same motif of the intertwined hands that can be found on the lower part of the tapestry. Le Corbusier had carefully made some colour variations for this dinner set, including a plum tone for the coloured part on which the three entwined hands drawn with a thin black line come together. Le Corbusier himself used thesesame dishes in which he combined,as he himself said, quality and taste “the taste of shape”.
COLLECTION CHANDIGARH
Each tray in the Collection Chandigarh, produced by Ginori 1735, has a decorative symbol that was designed by Le Corbusier in 1956. Probably the most recognisable and recurring in his architecture, featured on the square tray with rounded corners, is the hand: the eternal symbol of peace. The round tray features a fish and the rectangular tray the solar movement. Made in matt white porcelain with a biscuit effect, the simple lines and minimal shapes of these trays are perfect both for the table and to display.
About Cassina
Founded in Meda by Cesare and Umberto Cassina in 1927, Cassina launched industrial design in Italy during the 50’s by taking a completely new approach which saw a shift from handcraftsmanship to serial production. Cassina was pioneering in the way that it showed a striking inclination for research and innovation, combining technological skill with traditional craftsmanship. For the first time important architects and designers were involved and encouraged to envision new designs to be transformed into projects, a characteristic that still distinguishes the company. Today ‘The Cassina Perspective’ unites the company’s values to express the best contemporary design -avant-gardism, authenticity, excellence and the combination of technological capacity with skilled handcraftsmanship – and offers a broad panorama of configurations for the home where innovative products and Modern icons come together to create complete and, above all, welcoming environments, dialoguing according to a unique design code based on excellence.