The Deal: Cassina offers 35% off architectural classics and contemporary furniture designs
Maybe you've heard the term "net" while shopping at high-end furniture stores? That's code for the 15% discount given to professional interior designers.
The Italian firm is the world's only licensed manufacturer of furniture by modernist architect Le Corbusier and Arts and Crafts master Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Its roster of talent also includes contemporary designers Philippe Starck and Konstantin Grcic. Cassina's upholstery and cabinetry include the nearly 6-foot oak and lacquered Radar storage unit by Piero Lissoni, above, reduced from $12,305 to $8,500.
The combined 35% discount applies to new orders -- not floor models -- and many of the items are part of Cassina's 10-day quick ship program, so you can enjoy them that much sooner. Gerrit T. Rietveld's whip-stitched detailed Utrecht chair in wool felt, above left -- the 1935 classic featured in the Pedro Almodovar film "Broken Embraces" -- it regularly starts at $4,120; during the sale it will sell for $2,800.
Cassina Los Angeles, 8815 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 278 3292 or www.cassinausa.com.
-- David A. Keeps
Photo credits: Cassina
Corrected: A previous version of this post implied that the 35% discount will be offered at all the Diva stores. It applies only to Cassina.