In February 2021, Linde Freya Tangelder traveled to Turin, Italy, for a structure residency within the historic city. Amid baroque palaces and porticoed streetscapes, the Dutch-born Tangelder, 34, manufactured sketches of facades, archways, stonework—the kind of architectural elements that encourage the family furnishings and objects she designs as founding father of Belgian studio Destroyers/Builders. A variety of months in a while, Tangelder identified her job to Luca Fuso, CEO of the Italian dwelling furnishings enterprise Cassina. On the place, Fuso immediate a collaboration: Cassina would help fund the experimental operate she was creating out of the residency and put a a number of items into manufacturing as effectively. In June, Tangelder’s four-piece Cassina choice will launch in the course of the sixtieth once-a-year Salone del Mobile in Milan. Known as Smooth Corners, it’s made up of a sculptural metal facet desk and three poufs with strains harking back to Turin’s tightly stacked stones.
The partnership is the to start out with within the firm’s new Patronage plan, a launchpad for youthful expertise that goals “to stipulate how the way forward for design ought to evolve,” Fuso suggests, by email correspondence. By Patronage, Cassina has supported the publication of the very first monograph on Tangelder’s operate and two solo shows of her restricted-edition items—one this spring at Carwan Gallery, in Athens, and an extra arising in September at Valerie Traan, in Antwerp.