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Lebeau Outdoor by Patrick Jouin – Cassina Outdoor Collection, ph. Luca Merli
  • Outdoor
  • 2022

Lebeau Outdoor

Patrick Jouin iD / Cassina

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  • Lebeau Outdoor by Patrick Jouin – Cassina Outdoor Collection, ph. Luca Merli
    Lebeau Outdoor by Patrick Jouin – Cassina Outdoor Collection, ph. Luca Merli
  • Lebeau Outdoor by Patrick Jouin – Cassina Outdoor Collection, ph. Luca Merli
    Lebeau Outdoor by Patrick Jouin – Cassina Outdoor Collection, ph. Luca Merli
  • Lebeau Outdoor by Patrick Jouin – Cassina Outdoor Collection, ph. Luca Merli
    Lebeau Outdoor by Patrick Jouin – Cassina Outdoor Collection, ph. Luca Merli
  • Lebeau Outdoor by Patrick Jouin – Cassina Outdoor Collection, ph. Valentina Sommariva
    Lebeau Outdoor by Patrick Jouin – Cassina Outdoor Collection, ph. Valentina Sommariva
Lebeau is first and foremost the silhouette of a table designed by Patrick Jouin for Cassina in 2004. An iconic piece, the table has been reinvented in solid wood, favourite material of both the Italian manufacturer and the designer. So in 2017 Lebeau Wood was produced, a triumph in cabinet-making. This piece expresses the full majesty of Cassina’s craftsmanship in a play on transparencies, making the most of the possibilities for bending wood and using a complex assembly system of die-cast aluminium. A play on optical effects making the piece visually captivating, and the combination of traditional and contemporary skills have ensured the success of the Lebeau Wood indoor table.

Patrick Jouin has accompanied Cassina to invest, with furniture, another place of comfort and life to a different space. Together they have created a new Lebeau, not simply by producing it in a timber more suitable to the outdoors, but by using another extraordinary material, equally at home with Cassina’s tradition and modernity, namely cast aluminium.

Durability and lightness are the attributes of the material that were particularly recognised by the designer and the Italian manufacturer.

The original silhouette was retained, but as this material offers greater mechanical resistance than wood, the design of its base could be pared down to allow light through. It was thereby possible to reduce the number of supporting elements in the base from 21 to ten. Attentive and always seeking just the right amount of material, Patrick Jouin iD and Cassina took cast aluminium to its limits, paying special attention to the ribbing on each element, which are reproduced ten times. From the combination of structural research, economy of material and careful consideration of principles of inertia, comes great sensuality.

I am proud to be part of Cassina’s move towards the outdoors and to continue to be part of the Cassina history with this new piece.” Patrick Jouin – 2022.


Information & credits

Materials:
Base: cast aluminum
Tabletops: matte glazed ceramic

Year: 2022

Patrick Jouin iD team:
Patrick Jouin
Charles Seuleusian

EditorCassina.en 

Visuals:
Lebeau Outdoor by Patrick Jouin – Cassina Outdoor Collection, ph. Luca Merli 
Lebeau Outdoor by Patrick Jouin – Cassina Outdoor Collection, ph. Valentina Sommariva