Casalino is back!
A star in the seventies and forgotten in the eighties, Casala wanted to re-edit a chair called Casalino in the year 2007. But where were the moulds? After long research, the company whose roots are in the Netherlands Lauena, found something in Antalya. The moulds waited unattended on a store in the beloved flat-free tourism capital at the desired, Turkish Mediterranean. Casala bought these moulds back to re-create the once-forgotten classic, which has been honoured with the “Die gute Industrieform” (good industrial form) award on the Hannover fair in 1971.
Casalino 2007 is not a remake; it’s an original, made by designer Alexander Begge. “The work made me happy, so that I forgot everything around me”, is what Begge memorized of the creation-process.
And this enthusiasm of plastic-pop and move-desires of the seventies proves that a lose life-feeling can also have its practical sides, since Casalino still breathes 40 years later: The chairs flow inside each other seamlessly when they are stacked up to 4 times, so that they only occupy one-third cubic meters. Casalino is elegant and still robust, one can rinse it and its colours will not bleach-out in the sun. It looks great inside the house as well as in the garden, in the office and the balcony. And since it is furthermore antistatic, it is adapted to modern textiles.
Since children handle modern furniture more careless than adults, let us say here: Casalino is pretty and will remain pretty. It is shock-resistant, scratch-resistant (since it is painted thorough) and especially important: it has no harmful-edges.