Neil – LEMA
Refined and original, Neil is a fresh new offering with a strong appeal for those in search of more informal relaxation or the luxury of shared moments. This modular sofa is the perfect synthesis of made-to-measure comfort and modern style. It is distinguished by its low seat, its generous shape and squared back and arms which, slightly inclined outwards, enhance the feeling of comfort and well-being. The whole system rotates around a platform which can accommodate the sofa back and arms at two different heights.
The chosen composition thereby determines the design and the function of the sofa: a low back and arms are suitable for a more relaxed position, while the high-backed alternative is more suitable for receiving guests.
It is the finishing touches that really distinguish this piece: from the 50s-style feet, to the elegant stitching around the perimeter of the sofa.
Informal relaxation, made-to-measure comfort, youth appeal.
Design by: Francesco Rota
Francesco Rota is an interior and product designer based in Milan. He was born in 1966, graduated in product design at Art Center College of Design in 1994, La Tour de Peilz (Switzerland), and in 1998 opened his own studio in Milano where he doesn’t limit his work within only one field.
Over the years Francesco has collaborated with a number of widely recognised brands such as Bals Tokyo, Barilla, Driade, Fiat, Frag, John Richmond, Knoll International, Lapalma, Lema, Living Divani, L’Oreal Paris, Malo, Martini & Rossi, Mercedes Benz, Moroso, Paola Lenti, Oluce, Versus.
In 2004 he lectured in a master’s programme at Istituto Europeo di Design in collaboration with Magis.
In 2013 he was appointed creative director of Lapalma.