Retro Casala furniture in Melbourne auction mix

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 26th July, 2019

Internationally famous and colourful Casala furniture and homeware products are making their first appearance at E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming auction from 9.30am Tuesday July 30 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

The 1970s retro items still carry the innovative design flair which has once again become popular in more than 20 countries.

Established in 1917 in Lauenau, Lower Saxony, Casala was named after its founder and home town ( Carl Sasse Lauenau), initially producing wooden sole shoes.

After World War I, the company expanded to produce wooden furniture, then metal and upholstered items.

By the 1950s, Casala was famous for the production of school furniture. These days, the company is owned by Casala Meubelen in Dutch Colemborg but still maintains its office and showroom in Lauenau.

Despite the ownership change (the new owner has been closely connected to the company for more than 30 years), Casala has remained the same with supply and technical ergonomic know how mainly from Germany contributing to ongoing traditional styles.

Its reputation was boosted during the 1970s through the Casalino chairs designed by Alexander Begge – forgotten during the following decade but brought back with a highly successful bang in 2007.

The auction contains an eclectic mix with several dolls, lights and chandeliers, mirrors, ornaments, display cabinets and wardrobes attracting strong buyer interest.


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