Cassina was founded in 1927 by two brothers Cesare and Umberto Cassina and was originally called Figli di Amedeo Cassina. The company grew both in size and fame and became known for furnishing Cruise ships, top end hotels and restaurants. In 1964 the company acquired the rights to produce designs by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlooe Perriand. The designs included the LC1, LC2, LC3 and LC4 and are still in production today with Cassina holding the world licenses.
By 1968 Cassina had widened its “Cassina I Maestre” collection with designs by Gerrit Rietvelt, Frank Llyod Wright and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Cassina has subsequently worked with over 30 of the most important modern designers of all-time including Mario Bellini, Piero Lissoni, Gio Ponti, Philippe Starck and Patricia Urquiola, who in 2015 became the art director of Cassina.