Seen at the Cassina Stand at IMM Cologne: The 570 Gender by Patricia Urquiola. In the past I have complained about the fact her web presence was not up to her level as a star designers, but nowadays her website is more up to her level.
This lady couldn’t withstand a soft touch of the chair to sense the fabric:
No, unfortunately I haven’t visited IMM Cologne in 2016, but I plan to do so again in 2017. Via Design Boom I found out that Patricia Urquiola had designed Cassina’s stand there (and later in Milan). It was in celebration of Cassina’s 90th Anniversary. She used a temporary Rietveld installation in Arnhem of 1955 later used for the sculpture garden of the Kröller-Müller Museum. Cassina had designed a MutAzioni series for the occasion and the Black and Green Rietveld was one of that series.
I had seen the Utrecht Chair and the curved threesome, but not the twosome verion of the Utrecht chair yet. Here it was at the 2012 IMM Cologne booth of Cassina.
Yes I spent an afternoon at IMM – Cologne and took some photos. Here the 111 Wink in red by Toshiyuki Kita at the Cassina booth.
The reissue by Cassina of Gerrit Rietveld’s Utrecht or Metz Chair:
IMM Furniture Show
Cassina presented its Maestri collection which re-produces classical designs in new materials. The exclusive reproduction rights have been acquired by the company for Le Corbusier, Rietveld, Mackintosh and some more.