The “Amedeo Cassina” company was created by brothers Cesare and Umberto Cassina in 1927 in Italy. After the war, Cassina continued to expand in size and fame, with products which covered a broad range of furniture including: chairs, armchairs, tables, sofas and beds. In 1964 the “Cassina I Maestri” (Cassina Masters) Collection was born, with the acquisition of the rights to products designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, the most important names of 20th century design. These included the LC1, LC2 and LC3 armchairs and the LC4 chaise longue. Today Cassina is the exclusive worldwide licensee of the Le Corbusier designs. In 2005 Cassina was purchased by Poltrona Frau Group.