Cassettone prototype
Werner Blaser, 1955
Cassettone prototype
Werner Blaser, 1955

The avodiré prototype was the first item of modern furniture produced by Molteni. It features a special construction based on the simple three-fork joint. Never made on an industrial scale, in 1955 it won Cantu’s first “Mostra Selettiva – Concorso Internazionale del Mobile”, set up to requalify the furniture district’s manufacturing image. Jury made up of Gio Ponti, Alvar Aalto, Romano Barocchi, Carlo De Carli and Finn Juhl.

The idea was thus to highlight the simplicity of the skeleton right down to its joints and to demonstrate, to use a bold word, the art of jointing… A minimum of material and construction (system) creates a maximum of dimensions and proportions (typologies).

Werner Blaser
Werner Blaser
Cassettone prototype
Werner Blaser, 1955
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