Yard – Lema
The idea of the sofa system finds its utmost expression in this project by Francesco Rota: upholstered, it combines the modularity of a sofa with that of the retentive systems that are an integral part of Lema’s DNA.
The collection that re-interprets the typical creativity of the industrial design of the ‘60s was born in fact from the intention to find a meeting point between different systems: padded volumes are integrated to counters, shelves, tables and containers that matched in various configurations, create countless multi-functional compositions.
The structure, made in metal upholstered with fabric, is a top supported by feet joined through hooks of rectangular section that provides supports to the cushions and armrests, laid without hiding it, in a harmonious contrast that becomes its main aesthetic feature. .
The top also acts as support for shelves and containers. The collection is completed by an elegant daybed, also proposed in an elegant leather version.
Retentive systems, harmonious contrast, elegance.
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.