Again this year, on the occasion of the Imm, among the essential dates of the international design calendar, Lema’s space at Design Post renovates its set up presenting the latest proposals by the Lema Casa wide catalogue to the German market and to the international audience. The relaxed and bright atmosphere of this fascinating exhibition space, successful example of architectural restoration, point of reference in the city not only of the furnishing sector, represents the ideal frame where to describe the design language of the brand, among the main players of the Made in Italy.
Designed by Piero Lissoni, the new set-up presents the newest proposals alongside some of the brand’s best-sellers to perfectly describe the spirit of the Lema’s home: refuge of the soul, space thought like a tailor-made dress free of constraints, inspired to a lifestyle away from clamour and pretentiousness, devoted to utmost emotional comfort. A soft allure traces the boundaries where luxury always remains in the background, while a relaxed atmosphere stands out, charming for its impeccable quality and gracefulness of the single pieces. Creations thought to live in harmony, but able to freely and naturally adapt to every home, worldwide.
Comfort is the common thread, the harmony of slow living: cosiness and conviviality, warmth and relax are the key words.
Finishes underline the character of a home which finds its essence in resting and sharing the most informal moments. Soft tones create relaxing spaces while bright colours are tailored towards social areas. Materials and above all their combinations give life to refined furniture, where the elegance of shapes meets sought-for finishes. Woods, glasses and metals build products that convey refinement and the essence of Made in Italy in their design and production. Particular care is given to the different finishes, which again reinforce the close link between the industrial and the craftsmanship knowledge that Lema offers throughout.
At the heart of exhibition space, the wide living space is furnished Neil sofa by Francesco Rota. Refined and original, Neil is a fresh new proposal 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. 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 version with the high back is more suitable for receiving guests. A combination of two modules with back and arms of different heights gives interesting movement to the sofa and makes it suitable for various uses. The finishing touches really distinguish this sofa: from the 50s-style feet reminiscent of those on the Moon lander that put Neil Armstrong on the moon, to the elegant stitching around the perimeter of the sofa to enhance the design.
Together, Bice lounge chair by Roberto Lazzeroni covered in velvet and the Oydo coffee tables again by Rota, with a light and essential design, are distinguished by their great versatility. Proposed in two types, one with a round top and another lower one with a rectangular top, personalise any room in the house, from the living area to the bedrooms, thanks to the many finishes available: heat-treated oak, clay, Grey stone, gloss or matt lacquer, and elegant Portoro marble with its strong expressive note. In Cologne, they are presented in heat-treated oak and Portoro marble versions. In front of them, Long Island unit by Christophe Pillet. To the wall, Mirage mirrors by Tokujin Yoshioka create more depth to the room.
Behind the living, an area dedicated to night systems presents Hangar walk-in closets designed by Piero Lissoni – in grey larch finish – is designed to store everyday objects, rationalising the space but also implementing any planning idea. Every object is neat and free at the same time: an intelligent, functional system structured on the needs of who inhabits it. A charming product thanks to the warmth of the wood and lightness of the glass and its reflexes. A tailor-made solution, appealing for its endless design possibilities, where the various elements and accessories are fitted along elegant floor/ceiling metal uprights that concur in supporting the weight of the equipment, providing a precise style and quality detail.
On the opposite wall, Armadio al Centimetro, project that offers utmost modularity, the stilish touch of the brand since its origin.
Modular custom-system that in addition to the guarantee of an industrial production, it combines attention to details typical of an accurate handicraft culture. A product in constant development, focused on utmost flexibility: first of all in terms of sizes, but also in terms of models, materials, components, finishes, accessories and equipment. The design develops around basic modules that can be adapted in height, width and depth, consisting of structures and panels: hinged, folding, sliding and aligned. Four ways to decorate an environment thought not only to be neat, but to be a pleasant space dedicated to each individual and the most personal objects. In this way, without design constraints armadio al centimetro can be transformed in endless closets, each with its style and personal refinement. Showcasing at Design Post, Dandy closet is defined by the various souls of the door characterised by the perimetric frame in black metal and large assortment of panels: transparent glass as in Cologne, bronze reflecting glass, lacquered glass in 10 colors, bronze glass with textiled silk-screen printing or decorative fabric.
Another relevant news presented for the first time in Cologne is the LEMA Air Cleaning System . The innovative and patented system through which Lema revolutionises the concept of the wardrobe and for the first time, making it play an active role in sanitizing clothing and footwear. The result of more than a year of research and a world exclusive, the LEMA Air Cleaning System, positioned discreetly at the top of the wardrobe, uses nanotechnology and a special UV lamp to generate a photochemical reaction that naturally destroys pollutants, bacteria and mold, purifying the inside of the wardrobe and eliminating more than 90% of bad odours emanating from the stored clothing and footwear.
Alongside the wardrobes, to describe the company DNA and to enrich the different sets, the attested modular systems for the day area Selecta and T030. Bookcase par excellence, Selecta by Officinadesign Lema was the first product to combine the details of manual work on wood to a series of technical innovations that confer it maximum versatility in terms of compositions, uses and finishes, turning it into an actual ad hoc product for each home that fully exploits cutting-edge corporate mechanization processes. Service and transit spaces, double-height rooms, attics, space under staircases do not represent restrictions but opportunities. Thanks to the technologies and various available solutions, it is the ideal choice to also design TV furniture and multi-function walls. The compositional possibilities are virtually endless: doors and containers can be added to the open shelves for a more varied and comprehensive use. T030 by Piero Lissoni, system par excellence, in its narrowest sense: a set of modules of different sizes, different colours, full and empty plots assembled into classical compositions, contemporary, linear, asymmetric. The containers are equipped, according to customer choice, with hinged, flap doors or drawers. The panels hung to the wall feature a hollow interior to allow ducting TV cables and multimedia equipment. Box is a version of T030, a series of fixed ground and suspended compositions, built by using the system’s modules characterised by combinations, finishes, originality and elegance, typical of a limited version. Studied to facilitate the design and logistic phases, favour installation and contain costs, they consist of extremely elegant and versatile wall units, containers, and wall-configurations with high graphic impact suitable for various uses.
Selecta introduces to the left exhibition ambience where Graceland by Christophe Pillet are the protagonists matched with refined Bea dining chairs by Roberto Lazzeroni – and Cases containers by Francesco Rota. Various styles with vintage touches for Graceland round table that plays on neat and rational shapes that make it suitable for any kind of home but also for contract spaces. The metal structure of strong personality contrasts the lightness of the matt lacquered thin top or in the sophisticated Clay finish.
Cases, new concept of versatile, multifunctional sideboard was born thanks to Rota’s reflections on the containing theme. Perfect to be positioned along a wall or in the centre of a room, a rigorous piece of furniture, characterised by a light appeal thanks to the play of solids and voids given by the use of different thickness and different heights.
The body, which lay on titanium-coloured legs that nod to the 60s, is available in two sizes and can hold three or four container elements respectively, each with its own specific function: sideboard, set of drawers, display cabinet, and bar cabinet. These elements enhance and personalise Cases, creating 5 possible compositions. The cupboard doors can enclose glass shelves or wooden drawers of various heights, while the bar cabinet can be fitted with a bottle rack. For the utmost in customised style, one of the modules can be left empty or be fitted with an elegant glass cube to display your most treasured items. The top of the sideboard is available in back painted glass or marble, or in leather with an elegantly stitched border that enhances the handcrafted feel. The bar cabinet can be distinguished with an elegant transparent glass top that reveals and enhances the contents. The product is finished with fine details, including an integrated light inside the cupboard to illuminate the interiors, and the specially-designed Lema hinges that have been left visible like small buttons. To complete the set, Mr.Zheng coffee table by Roberto Lazzeroni and Notch poufs by Johan Lindstén influenced by the charm of modern nomadism.
Aside, under the luminous windows, a discreet area – defined by another Selecta made-to-measure composition – presents an elegant asymmetric dormeuse Eydo by Francesco Rota, matching with Sign coffee table by Studio Kairos. Distinguished by an architectural style and fluidity, it invites to relax as inferred from the name of Greek origin. It consists of a suspended structure in metal lacquered bronze and the unique seat and backrest volume that, despite recalling the lightness of a wing thanks to its reduced thickness, it envelopes and welcomes the body, offering great comfort. The stitching and leather upholstery embellish the design.
Continuing along the exhibition path, on the opposite side of the stand, there is a second dining area and a new living area. Undisputed protagonist is the minimalist discretion of Memo table by Piero Lissoni, here presented with the heat-treated oak top and brushed steel base, matching with Bai Lu elegant chairs by Neri&Hu, an evergreen for Lema. To the wall two Cases containers by Rota.
Finally, for the living room we present the Mustique sofa by Gordon Guillaumier, in brown leather, it is wide yet elegant alongside being essential and formal, its name refers to an island in the grenadines influenced by the idea of a live and happy place where you are destined to relax. Together, the elegant and cozy Lady Jane bergère by Christophe Pillet with neat lines that recall the shapes of 50s, confirms its vocation for the office world in addition to the house, thanks to a new mechanism that allows the seat to rotate 360 °. To accompany, the namesake pouf with padded metal frame bronze, a proposal characterised by a multi-faceted soul, to enjoy the most relaxing moments. At the centre, Mansion coffee tables again by Pillet and Sign by Studio Kairos.
To complete this proposal of furnishing, a refined T030 composition by Piero Lissoni, Scoglio finish lacquered with precious Portoro marble top. The system par excellence, in its narrowest sense: a set of modules of different sizes, different colours, covered and exposed sections assembled into classical compositions, contemporary, linear, asymmetric. T030 is the ability to decorate according to your imagination and the most personal needs of each house and individual environments. The containers are equipped, according to customer choice, with hinged, flap doors or drawers. The panels hung to the wall feature a hollow interior to allow ducting TV cables and multimedia equipment.
The exhibition continues at the upper floor where a refined bedroom is set with the textile bed Victoriano by Roberto Lazzeroni. With its regal air, the upholstered bed with solid wood structure, it is inspired by stylistic elements of the past brought up to date with a contemporary design. The design is distinguished by its high headboard, slightly curved at the sides to accommodate the mattress, and embellished by central topstitching. A continuous gentle line connects it to the bed frame, resulting in a design of great elegance suitable for every home. Although the bed has a classical design, it will grace any modern environment. The unmistakable hand of the designer gives life to Vic bedside table a product that recalls classical lines reinterpreted in a modern guise. With its agile solid wood structure, Vic is available both with drawer, finished with an elegant leather bottom, and without drawer. For both versions the top is available in glossy or matt lacquer and in a thin marble. The set is completed by Oydo coffee tables by Rota and by Lennox lounge chairs by Gordon Guillaumier.
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