Charlotte Perriand designed Ombra in 1953, taking as her reference her Ombra Tokyo, which was created round about the same time and featured curved plywood. The interplay between the object and its shadow (“ombra” in Italian) expresses Perriand’s aesthetic, where function is maximized while structure is minimized to conjure a design that is both highly inventive and exquisitely elegant.
The strict geometric lines of the seat and back-rest slot perfectly one into the other, making them look as if they are one, continuous, piece. Perriand’s minimalist approach and artistic vigour are manifest in her drive for total comfort, in a piece that has been re-issued by Cassina in full respect of the original concept.
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Our team of professionals at the Home Resource can help you delve through all the options and possibilities of furnishing with Cassina including:
- Selecting the right pieces for your home or business
- Choosing your custom coverings
- Furniture installed properly and hassel-free any location
There is no charge for furnishing consultations when you purchase any Cassina piece with Home Resource.
Since it was established in 1927, Cassina has worked side by side with the world’s best designers, becoming a pioneer in European design. In 1964, Cassina took over production of the licensed works of Le Corbusier and his collaborators. It continues to hold the exclusive worldwide license from the Le Corbusier Foundation.