Travel the Mediterranean via Cassina’s 2024 Outdoor Collection
Outdoor living, it’s as flexible as it’s ever been and we love extending our creature comforts from the inside out. Cassina’s 2024 Outdoor Collection continues the brand’s quest to characterize outdoor spaces – from gardens to poolsides – with a variety of styles. Their latest offering combines innovative products and design classics to furnish your outdoor spaces with pieces by designers Antonio Citterio, Rodolfo Dordoni, Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, Gerrit T. Rietveld, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand.
Cassina’s Outdoor Collection has been specifically designed for open-air use, making certain that durability, aesthetics, and daily life are prioritized by the series. Drawing inspiration from the Mediterranean landscapes, each piece hopes to create an interaction between human and nature through comfort, function, and versatility. The new textured fabrics and vibrant colors used throughout were inspired by the azure sea, shaded gardens, and the warmth of terracotta on an afternoon.
Antonio Citterio’s timeless Ecosoft design is welcomed outdoors as a complete system, comprising a two- and three-seater sofa and end element, a love-bed, an armchair, and a series of low tables. With visual and textural contrast to spare, what really shines is the weaving that reinterprets Citterio’s indoor pieces into furniture that feels at home outside with the bonus of circular design.
A metal frame supports a shell of hand-woven fiber that’s durable, resistant to scratches, heat, and UV rays, and easy to clean. It can then be completely disassembled at the end of the product’s life and recycled.
The Ecosoft system is rounded out with a series of low tables. Each features a solid Iroko wood slatted top to add warmth and ambiance.
Patricia Urquiola’s Trampoline Table and Trampoline Chair are playful, with rounded contours that are ready to fit in with a variety of outdoor settings.
The Trampoline Table features a modern architectural aesthetic, with a base that twists and turns in an interlocking of elements, supporting a rectangular or square tabletop. There’s a nice contrast in materials between the two elements, as the table’s base can be paired with a concrete top in the same color for a monochromatic look or with a marble top for a more dynamic look.
The Trampoline Chair’s shapes can be traced to Mediterranean landscapes. Its unique structure features two removable cushions for the seat and backrest made using soft padding that’s protected by water-repellent fabric, and made of recycled PET fiber wadding and polyurethane foam. The chair is available in two versions: the first with the backrest in hand-woven polypropylene and nylon cord, the second with an exposed metal structure.
Dutch architect Gerrit Thomas Rietveld’s iconic Utrecht armchair, named after his hometown, goes outdoors with the new Utrecht XL Outdoor. The reinterpreted version is the same as the original, structurally and aesthetically speaking, with the XL version offering a larger seat.
Rietveld liked to rethink design with an eye toward wider distribution, with the original model giving shape to the neo-plastic movement. The Utrecht XL Outdoor is imbued with De Stijl movement references and a respect for the designer’s legacy.
The Utrecht XL Outdoor’s soft padding, in recycled PET wadding, is protected by a water-repellent canvas that covers the inner metal structure and the okoumè wood armrests to prevent moisture from permeating the armchair. It’s available in new textures and patterns, with an option of a Favignana fabric version.
With three different-sized bases, the Mex-Hi Outdoor modular sofa system bends to your needs. Designed by Piero Lissoni, the system also includes a larger three-seater sofa that can be used independently or paired with a daybed. A blend of new materials and finishes specifically chosen for exterior use highlight the seating’s ample forms.
The Mex-Hi Outdoor collection also includes three metal framed, free-standing side tables. Opt for an ivory glazed porcelain stoneware surface or slatted solid Iroko wood top to form a functional coffee table. In addition, you can also choose to place a cushion on top to transform it into an extra seat.
Rodolfo Dordoni has added three new products to his Sail Out, Lie Out outdoor collection, including a 66cm high table that embraces informal dining. It’s smaller than the original table in the collection, making it ideal for a terrace or poolside. It can be paired with small armchairs and poufs – also part of the Dine Out collection – to create a focal point. Its sculptural silhouette is emphasized by the available finishes: a single-material version in natural concrete, colorful variations in yellow-white or green-white terrazzo, or a natural teak top paired with the concrete base.
The stackable Lie Out sunbed welcomes you to relax for a spell with its three different angles of inclination. Solid teak slats accommodate a generously-sized mattress. And thanks to two back wheels, it can be easily moved toward what you’re seeking – sun or shade.
Adding to the collection further are the Sail Out poufs, available in two sizes with different diameters and heights. Easily moveable and combined into groups, each versatile pouf is framed by a ton-sur-ton or contrasting gros-grain piping that’s available in a range of colors.
A celebration of design itself, the 3 Fauteuil Grand Confort, méridienne, Outdoor features outdoor versions of the models in the Le Corbusier®, Pierre Jeanneret®, Charlotte Perriand® Collection that have been developed aside the Fondation Le Corbusier, Pernette Perriand-Barsac, and the heirs of Pierre Jeanneret in respect of the original models.
The 3 Fauteuil Grand Confort, méridienne, Outdoor aims to create atmospheres that celebrate design through these masterpieces. Each piece includes the logo and signature of the designers as well as its production number engraved on the metal structure, corresponding to its identity card.
To learn more about Cassina’s 2024 Outdoor Collection, visit cassina.com.
Photography by Francesco Dolfo.