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246 Passion
246 Passion
Cassina >
Philippe Starck >
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Seating-Chairs >
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Product family


The collection offers a chair and a small armchair with 4 legs in chromium-plated steel and a shell in shiny white or black nylon; polyurethane padding.
Covering in leather quilted inside. An all-leather version is also available.

Comfort and aesthetics, at home and in the workplace. Philippe Starck extends the Caprice and Passion range of chairs.
Work or pleasure, a chair for all occasions. The work and pleasure balance in life has always been important for Philippe Starck who has dedicated his career to breaking rigid boundaries. By extending the Caprice and Passion family of chairs to the workplace, the importance of living and working comfortably, whether in the home, in the office or in the home-office, is emphasised. “Why is a dining chair often elegant but not very comfortable? Why is an office chair often ugly but always comfortable? Why not combine the best of both? Caprice and Passion are the intersections of both these worlds.” Philippe Starck.

The maturity of an eclectic chair The innovation behind these models, first introduced into the Cassina Collection in 2007 and expanded with a wider range of finishes in 2013, highlights the brand’s productive skill. The two models have now been developed for an office environment with a tulip swivel base or a four spoke swivel base with or without wheels. The chairs’ steel structure supports the same futuristic nylon shell, product of the most advanced manufacturing process which, other than the black and white shiny finish, is now available in a matt version in black, white and taupe, as well as polished aluminium. Quilted or smooth padded upholstery, only in fabric for the new shell finishes, is closely fitted to the chair like a tailored garment, naturally welcoming the body, to create a fluid design.

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