Nemo-Cassina: Avant-Guard Designs, Prestigious Signatures

La Lune Sous Le Chapeau, designed by Man Ray in 1973 and reissued this year by Nemo-Cassina

Minimalist, neo-decorative, functional, elegant…. such were the adjectives used to describe the novelties that Nemo-Cassina Lighting presented in Milan this year.

The 2011 Cassina Lighting collection is brought to us by some of Nemo’s exclusive designers; prestigious names like Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and Javier Mariscal, and also by some of masters of design like Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, and Franco Albini.

Check out the new collection we saw at Euroluce 2011…

Mr. Light, designed by Javier Mariscal for Nemo-Cassina

Mr. Light, designed by Javier Mariscal is a cartoon-like, anthropomorphic presence in the home. A gentle object waving hello with its metal hat. Under the adjustable “chapeau,” itself is reminiscent of Man Ray. Mr. Light shows its basic globular lamp head. Available as a table lamp (L33 x H37 x W20 cm) or a floor lamp (L33 x H140 x W25 cm).

Mr. Light Floor Lamp, designed by Javier Mariscal for Nemo-Cassina
Ren Table lamp by Nemo-Cassina

Playful, architectural, and decorative; these are the founding characteristics of Yasutoshi Mifune’s Ren table lamp. Three wooden cones create the base for the diffuser composed of several wooden discs, with pieces cut out in order to let light directly seep through. By turning the discs independently of each other, various light pictures can be obtained. Base and plates made with whitened beech.

Le Corbusier’s Lampe de Marseille

This year, Nemo-Cassina revived numerous of its projects by highly-acclaimed designers like Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand. They’ve also been sure to update the materials and details of this “Modern Movement” to meet the demands of our durability standards today.

Charlotte Perriand’s Applique a Volet Pivotant for Nemo-Cassina

Made in 1962 for the first time, the Applique a Volet Pivotant by Charlotte Perriand still holds its functional and architectural value. The pivoting screen in aluminium creates a different beam of light according to different needs. Originally made in different colours, today, the “pivotant” diffuser is painted light grey with epoxy resin.

Charlotte Perriand’s Applique a Volet Pivotant: beautifully architectural

Here are some of the other pieces on display at Euroluce:

The 601, designed by Franco Albini & Franca Helg in 1968

Sorella, designed by Harvey-Guzzini in 1972

Nemo-Cassina’s Corazones, designed by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

Nemo-Cassina’s Flow, designed by Jehs+Laub

Nemo-Cassina’s Gio, designed by Angeletti Ruzza

Nemo-Cassina’s Ala, designed by Ilaira Marelli

Nemo-Cassina at Euroluce 2011, that’s the Nuvola chandelier, designed by Mario Bellini in 1974

Want to learn more about Nemo-Cassina’s new collection? Give us a call!

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