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Franco Albini

He was a major figure in the Rationalist Movement, excelling in architectural, furniture, industrial and museum design. 
After receiving a degree in architecture from the Politecnico di Milano in 1929, he worked with the Ponti and Lancia design studios. His work for the magazine Casabella also played a key part in his development, marking his conversion to the Rationalist Movement and his becoming its spokesman on the Italian cultural scene. 
When he set up his own practice in Milan in 1931, he took on the challenge of workers’ housing and continued in this vein after the war, thanks to the opportunities offered by the reconstruction projects he worked on with Franca Helg from 1952.
During the 1940’s, Albini expanded his collaboration with Cassina, which started with chair designs that paved the way for his signature style. He also pursued his furniture designs with other firms, such as Poggi. 
Milan and Genoa form the geographical axis where Albini left his strongest imprint. For the Lombard capital, he planned the development of the stations on Line 1 of the city’s subway system (1962/63), in collaboration with graphic designer Bob Noorda. His numerous urban development and building projects for Genoa include the Palazzo Bianco (1949/51), Palazzo Rosso (1952/62), and Tesoro di San Lorenzo (1952/56) museums. 
Franco Albini was the recipient of many honors in recognition of the importance of his cultural contributions.
Among others, he is a member of the INU, the CIAM, the Accademia Ligustica di Genova, MOMA in New York, the ADI, the Accademico di S. Luca, the Fondazione Pagano and the London Royal Society of Arts.
He also received numerous prizes, including the La Rinascente-Compasso d’Oro for the design of the Luisa chair (1955), the Bronze Medal from the Parson School in New York (1956) for his contribution to industrial design, the Olivetti Award for Architecture (1957), the Gran Premio Nazionale La Rinascente-Compasso d’Oro (1958), the La Rinascente-Compasso d’Oro Award for the Milan Line 1 Subway project (1964), and the Royal Designer for Industry title awarded by the London Royal Society of Arts (1971). 
In all his work, from home furnishings to industrial and museum design projects, Franco Albini always instilled a logical consistency, an extreme purity of expression and exceptional ethical and historical integrity.
The architectural and design work of Franco Albini represents a keystone of the Italian architectonic culture from the early 20th century through his intense activity revolving around a creative and rigorous approach to composition and building that expresses a particularly high degree of estheticism.
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832 LUISA Small armchair (structure in ashwood) - Cassina

832 LUISA Small armchair by Cassina is an armchair designed by Franco Albini, with structure in natural ashwood or ashwood stained black and upholstery in fabric or in leather.
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832 LUISA Small armchair (structure in canaletto walnut) - Cassina

832 LUISA Small armchair by Cassina is an armchair designed by Franco Albini, with structure in canaletto walnut and upholstery in fabric or in leather.
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833 Cavalletto Table / Desk - Cassina

833 Cavalletto Table / Desk - Cassina by Cassina is a trestle table with frame and top in American walnut or in natural ashwood or ashwood stained black. The assembly is by means of screws and two dark brass pulleys which ensure the stability of the frame.
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834 CICOGNINO Small table - Cassina

834 CICOGNINO Small table by Cassina is a small table designed by Franco Albini, with frame and top in American walnut or natural ashwood or ashwood stained black.
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836 TRE PEZZI Armchair (chromed structure) - Cassina

This design of the armchair dates back to 1959. And today, after half a century, the meticulous reissue by Cassina for the Cassina I Maestri collection, still conveys all of its distinct modernity.
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836 TRE PEZZI Armchair (painted structure) - Cassina

This design of the armchair dates back to 1959. And today, after half a century, the meticulous reissue by Cassina for the Cassina I Maestri collection, still conveys all of its distinct modernity.
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838 VELIERO Bookcase - Cassina

838 VELIERO Libreria by Cassina, recalls the stays of a sailing boat in its shape and structure.
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839 TL3 Table - Cassina

839 TL3 Table by Cassina is a table designed by Franco Albini. Available in two dimensions and in different finishing.
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840 STADERA Writing desk - Cassina

840 STADERA Writing desk by Cassina first created for the Marcenaro home in Genoa. This desk has a single leg and works on the balance created by the inequality of the arms, much like the “Stadera”, or pendulum scales, to which it owes its name.
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AM1N Table lamp - Nemo

AM1N by Nemo is a table lamp with opal white glass diffuser.
The lamp will be provided in accordance with the power requirements and cabling standards in force in the country of shipping.
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