Virgil Abloh and Cassina design a project that explores the implications of modularity in contemporary interior design. Blocks in two sizes that can stand alone or be combined to create design accessories, from a seat to a table-top surface. Design ottomans, benches or coffee tables. Modular Imagination communicates the theme of modularity ‒ an invitation to play with one’s imagination to create new domestic landscapes and functions. A project that combines Abloh inspiration and originality with Cassina quality and production expertise. Modular Imagination takes inspiration from the design values of the great masters, like Le Corbusier, while engaging with key topics in contemporary design, like sustainability. The blocks, in plant-based matte black polymer and recycled wood, can be completely disassembled for after-use recycling.
Born in Rockford, Illinois, Virgil Abloh was an artist, architect, engineer, creative director, artistic director, industrial designer, fashion designer, musician, DJ and philanthropist. After earning a degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he completed a Master’s degree in architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago.