This could be the motto for the new lapalma modular seating designed by Francesco Rota. The original project of UNO, which gives its name to the whole system, is just the first step to develop several proposals to furnish different spaces: offices, lounge areas and even elegant contemporary interiors. The welcoming backrest of the executive version is high and essential in order to guarantee the best support for shoulders and back. If it is changed with a lower one, this creates a more accommodating seating which can be used to furnish an elegant living room or a more relaxing meeting area. UNO is ergonomic and comfortable and can be assembled in a few steps: the seat made of polyurethane foam upholstered with fabric can be easily fixed on the basis.
- Seat and backrerst are made of fire retardant polyurethane foam upholstered with fabric, leather or eco-leather.
- Base in die-cast aluminum, either sandlblasted or powder coated, with castors.
- Height: 84 cm / 33 inch
- Width: 66 cm / 26 inch
- Depth: 60 cm / 23 1/4 inch
- Seat Height: 46 cm / 18 inch
- Arm Height: 65 cm / 25 1/2 inch
Produced near Padova, Italy for more than thirty years, Lapalma has been manufacturing beautiful furniture for the home and office. Rooted in modern design and contemporary aesthetics, using natural materials like wood, leather, metal, wicker and glass, combining elements and functions Lapalma creates refined and functional chairs, tables and stools. Continual research on materials and mechanisms drive the design process. Quality is a fundamental component of Lapalma’s philosophy. Checking the incoming raw materials, the way suppliers work, how components are assembled and products controlled, packed and delivered all contribute to the special care dedicated to their excellent products.
Lapalma's recent awards include the English FX INTERNATIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS (Interior Design Product of the year 2000) and Japanese GOOD DESIGN AWARD (2001).
Lapalma Uno S232 Swivel Base Armchair Designed by:
- Francesco Rota , 2016
Francesco Rota graduated in product design at Art Center College of Design in 1994, La Tour de Peilz (Switzerland) where he opened his own studio in 1998 and works in different fields of design: product, furniture , lighting, showrooms, offices, residential interiors and events.
International collaborations: Alchemy, Arketipo, Bals Tokyo, Barilla, Driade, Fiat, Frag, John Richmond, Knoll International, KME Italy, Lapalma, Lema, Living Divani, L’Oreal Paris, Malo, Martini & Rossi, Mercedes Benz, Moroso, Paola Lenti, Oluce, Takano Co.Ltd, Versus.
Francesco Rota has been awarded with two honorable mentions for the Compasso d’Oro with ‘Linea’ and ‘Island’, which are today in the Historical Collection of the ADI Compasso d’Oro Award, with a Special Mention for the German Design Award 2014 (by the German Design Council) with the product ‘Daydream’, with the MIAW, Muuuz International Design Award, in 2013 with the product ’Frame On’ and in 2014 with the product ’Smile’ and with the Interior Design Best of the Year Awards 2014 with the product ‘Cloud’. In 2013 he was finalist for the Wallpaper Judges’ Award in the section ‘Designer of the Year’.
He has taken part in several exhibitions held at: St. Etienne Biennale du Design, Hannover Messe, Triennale di Milano, Reggia di Venaria Reale_Torino, Moss_New York, Material Connection_New York, Biennale di Architettura_Venezia,Royal Academy of Arts_Londra, The Merchandise Mart_Chicago, Miami Design Distrisct, Biltmore Fashion Park_Phoenix, Bellerive Museum_Zurich.
Since May 2004 he has taught in the Master Research Study Program in Industrial Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design, in collaboration with Magis. From 2013 he is the art director of Lapalma.