471 Pilotta chair

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Cassina 471 Pilotta chair: Designer Rodolfo Dordoni. In this his first design work for Cassina, Rodolfo Dordoni has come up with a collection of extraordinary lightness and constructional know-how, authentic structural cabinet-making joinery and taut leather surfaces.

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    13X415 leather LCX
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    13X417 leather LCX
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    13X416 leather LCX
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    13X414 leather LCX
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    13X412 leather LCX
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    13X413 leather LCX
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    13X418 leather LCX
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    13X411 leather LCX
  • 13Y244 leather extra
    13Y244 leather extra
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    13Y246 leather extra
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    13Y251 leather extra
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    13Y253 leather extra
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    13Y255 leather extra
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    13Y257 leather extra
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    13Y258 leather extra
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    13Y260 leather extra
  • 13Y274 leather extra
    13Y274 leather extra
  • 13Y276 leather extra
    13Y276 leather extra
  • 13Y280 leather extra
    13Y280 leather extra
  • 13Z200 natural leather
    13Z200 natural leather

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Cassina 471 Pilotta chair: Designer Rodolfo Dordoni. In this his first design work for Cassina, Rodolfo Dordoni has come up with a collection of extraordinary lightness and constructional know-how, authentic structural cabinet-making joinery and taut leather surfaces. This is a project that inevitably calls up not only a comparison with the great legacy of Gio Ponti, but also the teaching of Franco Albini.

Dordoni has tackled the commission demonstrating his mastery of his materials and his capability of availing himself of Cassina’s vast realm of experience, without the need to give himself over to a thrill of meeting a challenge. On the contrary, echoes of the great masters appear in the design not as quotations but rather as antidote to the risks of a skeletal minimalism. In designing Pilotta - chair, full-size and small armchairs, and ottomans - Dordoni stays clear of working on elementary geometrical lines or the essential nature of a conceptual approach. His path is rather the modelling of the outlines, the study of the joints and structural cross-winds as the occasion to create a real and proper shape-and-form grammar with constructional technology. Wholehearted simplicity that redeems the force of the triangle and diagonal elements.

Light but never spindly, Dordoni’s designs call to mind the serene self-possession of the bourgeois home, not the need for surprises one after the other but rather the solid quality of the articles. Seats and backs that provide solid support without skimping on the comfort, solidity without excessive bulk, wood and leather.