LapalmaLEM (2000), Shin & Tomoko Azumi
Founded in the 1980s by the Marcato brothers, Lapalma is a manufacturer of furniture with a preference for natural, recyclable materials. Lapalma took advantage of the availability of new materials and developed a wide range of products for the contract market: hotels, shops, museums and airports. he brand’s success has also been recognized with a number of awards, including the Good Design award, the FX International Interior Design Award and the Design Plus award. As of 2013, Lapalma’s art director is Francesco Rota.
Designed by Shin & Tomoko Azumi in 2000, the LEM bar stool is their most iconic design. It features a sinuous seat firmly attached to a metal pedestal base. The metal footrest extends from the seat’s frame, creating an elegantly flowing form that withstands both time and trends. Lem stools are available in a range of bright colours, and a variety of textures and materials. Initially designed for the contract segment, like hotels and restaurants, the LEM has found its way to homes worldwide.
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