Cassina Stand

The Cassina stand at IMM Cologne takes inspiration from the Rietveld Pavilion, a temporary structure constructed in 1955 in Arnhem, The Netherlands, to display sculptures, and later reconstructed in the Kröller-Müller Museum’s sculpture garden.

Various elements from this structure have been transferred to the Cassina stand thanks to the meticulous research. The graphic rhythm and separation of structural elements, recurrent themes in Rietveld’s work, are highlighted in the juxtaposition of the white painted beams on the ceiling and the supporting cement columns painted black. The light, another important element for the designer, naturally filters from above and through the transparencies of the walls alternate with larger cement blocks.