Piero Lissoni and JANUS et Cie: A Modern Romance
JANUS et Cie introduces Gina, its first collection with architecture and design icon Piero Lissoni. The extensive collection brings an unabashed romanticism to contemporary living, mixing tactile materials and plush seating with practical durability and modern silhouettes. Although designed for the outdoors, Lissoni says that ultimately, it’s a collection that is befitting “everywhere.”
Thoughtfully designed modular pieces and flawlessly shaped lounge chairs are impeccably engineered with a solid aluminum frame and a masterfully woven rope seat that is soft to the touch. The Gina teak-top cocktail tables in a new Driftwood finish can be easily adapted for use as ottomans. The glamorous chaise lounge boasts an integrated surface for a poolside martini or favorite novel. Side chairs and armchairs complement an array of teak dining tables perfectly sized for communal spaces. Eclectic in scale and material mix, the 18-piece Gina collection offers a uniquely casual yet chic vibe, as well as opportunities for personalized styling of its oversized cushions and toss pillows.
“Piero is a true visionary of our time. He is brilliant, elegant and personifies excellence,” admires Janice Feldman, founder and CEO of JANUS et Cie. “This is Piero’s first major outdoor endeavor and I am incredibly thrilled that we have journeyed on such an ambitious partnership together. Gina will change the landscape of outdoor design forever.”
Lissoni’s signature minimalist style is clearly rooted in purism but defined by a sophisticated human component, echoing JANUS et Cie’s philosophy that comfort lives alongside style and innovation.
Gina collection includes:
– Side Chair
– Lounge Chair
– Club Chair
– Grande Lounge Chair – Center Module
– Corner Module
– Left Recamier
– Right Recamier
– Chaise Lounge
– Cocktail Table Rectangle
– Cocktail Table Square
– Dining Table Rectangle 280 & 310
– Dining Table Round 240
– Dining Table Square 180, 220 & 240
Gina collection finishes:
– Chassis Silver Aluminum Frame with JANUScoatTM – Greige Handwoven Polyolefin Rope
– Natural or Driftwood Teak
About Piero Lissoni:
In 1986, he and Nicoletta Canesi founded Lissoni Associati, a multidisciplinary architecture, interiors and design firm based in Milan. This was followed by the opening of the visual communications company Graph.x in 1996 and later by the firms Lissoni Architettura and the New York based Lissoni Inc., which is dedicated to architecture and interior design projects in the US.
With its multinational staff, the group encompasses all aspects of architecture, product design, as well as graphics, art direction and corporate identity, extending globally to include hotel, restaurant, residential, corporate, retail and exhibition design.
Among its clients the studio counts Alessi, B&B, Boffi, Cappellini, Cassina, De Padova, Fantini, Flos, Glas, Kartell, Knoll, Lema, Living Divani, Lualdi, Porro and Sanlorenzo. Recently completed architectural projects include The Middle House for the Swire Hotels Group in Shanghai (2018), The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah Ajman in the UAE (2017), Casa Fantini, an 11-room hotel on the shores of Lake Orta (2017), the Sanlorenzo SX88 yacht (2017), Roomers Hotel in Baden-Baden with 130 rooms and spa (2016), Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam (2012), Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem (2009), the renovation of the historic Teatro Nazionale in Milan (2009), the production headquarters of Fantini spa (2018), Kerakoll Design Lab (2014), Glas Italia (2010) and Living Divani (2007).
The studio is currently developing projects worldwide: exclusive waterfront condos and villas for the Miami Beach Ritz-Carlton Residences, apartments at 45 Park Place in New York, the new Autograph Hotel and Residences in Budapest, private houses in Amsterdam, New York, Tel Aviv.
About JANUS et Cie:
The Definitive Source for Site, Garden, and Casual Furnishings®
For 40 years, JANUS et Cie has been an industry leader in design-driven furnishings for the outdoors. The luxury lifestyle brand, now part of the Poltrona Frau Group family along with Poltrona Frau, Cassina and Cappellini, serves commercial, hospitality and residential clients with a dedicated focus on outstanding quality, superior craftsmanship and unparalleled service.
In the years since the company’s founding in 1978, founder and CEO Janice Feldman and her exceptional team have transformed JANUS et Cie from a single showroom in the Los Angeles Pacific Design Center to a comprehensive global design resource with 19 flagship showrooms throughout North America, Singapore, Sydney and Milan, as well as field offices and select dealers throughout the world.
The company’s namesake – the Roman god JANUS, whose two faces look both forward and back—is the foundation of a unified mission rooted in tradition, heritage and craft, yet equally dedicated to innovative materials and progressive engineering. This inspired long-term view is realized through the lens of a unique corporate culture that encourages curiosity, creativity and collaboration in the pursuit of excellence.
JANUS et Cie offers a diverse catalog of over 6,000 pieces – each design remarkably distinguished in concept and form—and in addition to furniture, includes a growing commitment to decorative accessories and performance textiles. Acclaimed by the most discriminating designers, architects and juried competitions, this powerful body of work has inspired for decades a demand for beautifully imagined furnishings to be used both indoors and out, and has influenced an entire industry in the process.