November 6, 2014
For Lema, it’s internal design team, Officinadesign Lema, is the soul of the brand. A team of creatives led by art director Piero Lissoni, they strive to transform into products the philosophy and the DNA of the company. Under Lissoni’s guidance, Officinadesign Lema has produced some of the finest furniture solutions Italian design has seen, including Armadio al Centimetro Wardrobes, the Selecta Wall System and the T030 Storage System.
In recent years, Lema and Lissoni have begun collaborations with some of the most influential designers of our generation. Under the guise of exploring solutions for the entire home, Lema have created products with the likes of Ferruccio Laviani and Tokujin Yoshioka to offer an elegant furniture collection that merge with one another harmoniously.
An artist who requires little introduction, Ferruccio Laviani is part of a generation of Italian designers who came to prominence in the early 1990’s when the Memphis movement made its mark on international design.
Exploring the domains of graphics, architecture, interiors and product design with the likes of Kartell, Foscarini, Boffi and Emmemobili, his work has produced some of the most iconic pieces of our generation, including the Bourgie and Orbital Lamps and, more recently, the Good Vibrations Furniture. Along with his Milano Polytechnic colleagues, Laviani exemplifies the very finest of Italian design – both present and future.
Lema commissioned Laviani to create Popsi, an elegantly complex lounge chair with a woven metal base upon which a large leather cockpit seat rests.
View the Popsi Lounge Chair on our Website
Possibly the most influential Japanese artist of our time, Tokujin Yoshioka is highly acclaimed for his unrestrained concepts and experimental works which transcend the boundaries of product design, art, architecture and exhibition installation.
With each piece, Yoshioka attempts to create real, living experiences from natural elements such as light, water, rock and crystal and some of his most famous designs, including the Honey-Pop Chair and Water Block Bench are on permanent display in museums across the globe.
Yoshioka’s Mirage Mirrors for Lema, consisting of many reflecting surfaces fitted on different angles, are a scrambled panorama that blend art and design into a glittering interior fixture for the home.
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The official collaboration between Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay begun after many years of sharing life, thoughts and ideas. Mer’s primary focus is turning two-dimensional sheet materials into functional forms, whilst Alkalay is fascinated by how objects move, function, and react. Under the guise of Raw Edges they share a common desire to create objects that have never been seen before.
Since 2006, Raw Edges have garnered numerous high-profile design accolades and pieces like the Stack Chest of Drawers, Endgrain Wooden Furniture, and Islands Modular Living Collaboration with Caesarstone have been greeted with worldwide critical acclaim.
Raw Edges have created Booken for Lema – a unique, quirky piece which transforms the book as an object into a side table, a shelf and a library.
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His work is nomadic, futuristic, flexible and modular. To Aisslinger, product design means above all, technological progress – his creations serve as vehicles in his constant search for solutions to the major issues of the future.
Designs like The Loftcube, a 39m2 mobile residence designed by Aisslinger in 2003, has since become a trendsetter for modular living. The New York Times described the prototype as a radical, future-oriented concept for the big-city lifestyle and in 2014, Germany’s leading design and architecture magazine A&W awarded Aisslinger ‘Designer of the Year’.
For Lema, Aisslinger created Wing – a sinuous, delicate, ‘petal’ shaped solid oak lounge chair.
Explore the Wing Armchair on our Website