Piero Lissoni’s design for this table is based on how light it looks and how strong and solid it really is. The essential lines of the Naan table are accentuated by the supremely slender rectangular top, which comes in at a mere 10 mm, and is available in a range of materials. Options include smoked oak, where the beauty of the wood is brought to bear thanks to a state-of-the-art manufacturing process. Exposed to very high temperatures, the wood becomes resistant to damp, while taking on a darker hue that sets off the natural vein. The wood becomes harder and more compact, while the colour leaches down into the wood, remaining unchanged over time. Cassina’s premier craftsmanship married with its industrial manufacturing prowess come together in a remarkable display of constructional mastery. The availability of extendable table-tops render the piece exceptionally versatile and suited to any setting.
After graduating in architecture from the Politecnico di Milano, Piero Lissoni started out on his career as designer and Art Director. Together with Nicoletta Canesi he opened the Lissoni Associati studio in 1986 in Milan.
1996 saw the creation of Graph.x, a company dedicated to the development of graphics projects. The work of the studio, with a staff of over 60 people, involves architecture and interiors, industrial and graphic design.
Projects include hotels, resorts, showrooms, shops, headquarters, trade fair stands, private houses and yachts, from furnishing to lighting, from art direction to corporate identity, from catalogues to packaging. Piero Lissoni develops projects for Alessi, Boffi, Cappellini, Cassina, Cotto, Desalto, Fantini, Flos, Fritz Hansen, Glas Italia, Golran, Kartell, Kerakoll, Knoll International, Lema, Living Divani, Lualdi, Matteograssi, Porro, Salvatori, Tecno, Viccarbe. Incursions into the fashion world encompass store design and working with Italian brands such as Benetton, Gallo, Piazza Sempione, Santandrea, Serapian, in addition to the creation of showrooms for the New York designer Elie Tahari.
Architectural projects embrace private residences along with company headquarters, theatres and hotels, including the Grand Hotel Billia and Spa in Saint Vincent (Aosta) with its adjoining Parc Hotel, Casino and Congress Centre (2013); the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam, former Conservatory of Music converted into a hotel (2011-2012); the Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem with its 210 rooms and suites (2009); the renovation and interior design of the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal in Venice (2002-2004); the Bentley Design HotelTM in Istanbul (2002); the Mitsui Garden Hotel in Tokyo (2005); the Studio M Hotel in Singapore (2010); the Hotel Bellariva, an historic manor house on Garda Lake (2010); the principal suites for The Pierre Hotel in New York (2010) and for The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai (2010); the interior design of a five star hotel destination in Croatia, the Hotel Park facing the Marina and the old town of Rovigno; the Lionheart Capital development The Ritz-Carlton-Residences Miami Beach, a conversion of a former hospital into exclusive waterfront condos and villas; private villas in Amsterdam, Geneva and Tel Aviv. Lissoni has recently inaugurated the Roomers Hotel Baden-Baden with its 130 rooms and spa in Germany; he has completed the renovation of the historic 384-room David Citadel Hotel in the Old City of Jerusalem.