Even after his premature passing, designer, architect, and visionary Virgil Abloh continues to make his mark on the design world, this time in collaboration with Italian furniture design brand Cassina. In reimagining the concept of modularity for both public and domestic spaces, Abloh created and completed before his passing, Modular Imagination, a series composed of two matte-black building blocks in two sizes that can be combined to “create, adapt, and rebuild space.”
While the blocks seem rigid, they are surprisingly soft, made with an internal core of recycled wood and upholstered in polyurethane (a percentage of the material is derived from biological sources). The blocks are coated with painted elastomer and adorned with anti-fingerprint rubber feet with steel threaded inserts. The blocks can be used as a seat, pouf, bench, table, or supportive surface. Larger configurations can be made as the contrasting cylindrical feet easily slot into the connecting node of the unit below. The bold “Cassina-Abloh” round logos in bas-relief give a nod to Abloh’s graphic design practice.
Cassina LAB also considered the collection’s end of life cycle and marked a dash line under the feet to indicate where the polyurethane upholstery can be cut away from the wooden core in order to properly recycle the appropriate components.
For more information on Modular Imagination, visit cassina.com.