Alexander Begge, born in 1941, designed only one collection before abandoning his career in design. “Not a single drawing I made,” he recounts while describing the process that led to his Casalino Chair (1971). “I had this image of a wisp of fog, and elaborated on that. It brought so much joy, I was in a glow.” In the year it was designed, the Casalino Chair won the Good Industrial Form award at the Hanover Fair in Germany. Popular in the ’70s but forgotten in the ’80s, Casalino has returned. After deciding to reintroduce it, the company Casala searched for the original molds and found them at a depot in Antalya, Turkey. Casalino was brought back into production in 2007 and once again made available in the U.S. by DWR in early 2013. This elegant yet robust cantilevered chair features a flowing shape with no sharp corners. Lightweight, stackable and easy to clean, Casalino works well in a variety of indoor spaces. It’s constructed of impact-resistant polypropylene with a padded fabric seat for durability and comfort. Made in Germany.
PA GF30 (polyamide with 30% glass fiber reinforcement); 100% recycled flame-retardant polyester.