Parent company Casa does all processes in-house at their factory in Ankara, Turkey,
allowing detailed handwork to be done by their artisans in a very efficient, systematic
way as nothing is outsourced. The entire line was created in just six to eight months
from concept to completion thanks to it. Lipparini was inspired by the ancestral materials and
craftsmanship endemic to both Turkey and Italy: smooth satin-dipped metals, muted
earth-pigment lacquers, smoked and bronze glass, terracotta, brass and bronze, hammered
and hairline finished copper and waxed iron. In the end, rich marbles in forest green or
pearl brown, a wide selection of seven woods, and much more helped to tell the materiality
story of extreme quality once the line debuted at Salone del Mobile in 2015.
“I have been involved with all aspects of the brand,
from the initial sketches to the end product to how we
present the brand to the public,” explained Lipparini, as
Casa wanted someone who could develop a complete
creative package. The result was a collection that
combines sophisticated minimalism with the warmth
and comfort characteristic of the Mediterranean lifestyle.
It also represents an ease of use as pieces can be
recombined in near-endless solutions for any space.
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Lipparini had his hand
in all stages of product
closely with Casa’s
team of artisans at their
Ankara factory which he
visits quarterly to keep
an eye on new pieces
coming off the line.