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.
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.