Lapalma booth at IMMCologne 2016, Cologne – Italy

February 17th, 2016 by retail design blog

The material and conceptual research continues at Lapalma, committed to its path of exploration and development of new solutions: functional, comfortable and versatile; always more focused on comfort.

Lapalma will exhibit at IMM Cologne 2016 a new stage of this research, an exploration throughout the subtle boundaries between “open house” and “light office”, with a particular focus on the lounge idea, highlighted by a new catalogue that illustrates the new products, new colours and materials chosen for this area.

From the house to the office and to contract environments, the design study moves towards versatile and modular solutions, portraying a taste and a unique way of life, betting on unusual combinations, with bold and strong personality. In a sign of comfort.
Easy living, easy working: our way of life, living and working are increasingly assuming more blurred characters, with variable borders, which are evolving continuously. Common feature is the search for simple, adaptable, innovative solutions, with a strong personality but at the same time relaxing, created on tastes meeting specific needs.

The result are crossover design products, able to adapt according to variable needs. Like AUKI, the chair by Hee Welling designed for lounge areas, which according to the finishes, the upholstery or the base could adapt itself perfectly in a high-level office, in a hall of a prestigious hotel or in fine domestic environments. Enhanced with a headrest and a footrest that can also be transformed into a comfortable seat, Auki is completed with a versatile coffee table with a round or square top. Eclecticism is the stylistic word used to describe another Lapalma product, the perfect scope to satisfy the needs of the lounge area: the modular ADD system by Francesco Rota.

In Cologne, ADD will feature an unusual configuration, circular and with seats facing internally, as an informal “meeting table”, to look in the eyes, share opinions and different points of view, to confront and stimulate creativity, towards a flowing workplace, comfortable and cozy. Playing with different heights, drawn near to the Brio table by Romano Marcato and to the Pass chair by Hee Welling, ADD becomes an interesting proposal for waiting areas or catering spaces.

Last but not least FORK, the new “systemic” table designed by Tomoya Tabuchi, which premiered at the international audience of IMM. FORK has the potential of infinitely expanding the variables of form, color and height, according to a constantly growing personalization. A versatile project, with many different combinations, developed with important investments for the realization of joints in die-cast aluminum.

In Cologne Lapalma presents FORK tables with Fenix black, white or bleached oak tops mounted on a total black frame; with black or white joints and legs in bleached oak; oval version with tops from 200 to 240 cm, or round version with tops from 60 to 110 cm, in height 74 or 110 cm. Between new products, line extensions and irresistible iconic pieces, staged at IMM will be different, fluid and changing environments, comfort-oriented and defining Lapalma offer.

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