Lapalma is presenting at Orgatec in 2016 the result of its continuous exploration of new design scenarios, moving across the labile boundaries between home and office.
Sensibly perceiving the new way of living working environments, lapalma has been exploiting its technical experience and great knowledge of this sector in order to conceive solutions and products that can well be labelled as cross over, since they can both personalize break-out areas as well as lounge spaces and redesign traditional desks and meeting areas.
This is the so-called light office, a field which lapalma approached when launching ADD. This versatile system of modular benches, signed by Francesco Rota, was recently awarded with the Red Dot Award and the Compasso D'Oro ADI 2016 honorable mention. At Milan Salone del Mobile 2016 a system of tables following the same principle –ADD-T- was displayed for the first time.
The strength of ADD is the fact that it consists of a basic structure – a frame made by extruded aluminum profiles linked by aluminum plates and elastic belts to increase the comfort – on which you can place backrests, cushions, table tops and other equipment. In this way, ADD makes a number of solutions possible: from a classic two-seater sofa to S-shape or circular configurations, so as to meet the multiple needs of the contract market.
For Orgatec, the seating system has been enriched with storage units.
The collection has been thus enlarged and its possibilities have further increased in number thanks to the possible combinations with other products for the light office such as Kipu ottomans, Jey and YO side-tables, Screen partitions. All of this, together with lapalma “evergreens”, makes a full choice for the whole office.
A 400-square-meter booth designed by the art director Francesco Rota turns out to be the stage for different situations –and ideas- of office life: a traditional operations area whose seating and storage units are connected to each other and serve several operators; private areas with a work desk and an executive chair; meeting zones and common areas where the ADD frames only function as bases for pieces of furniture like drawer units and storage units, both of them either with drop-front door or open.
Such system allows the greatest freedom in composing and personalizing. The doors of the storage unit can be made of several materials, in order to make most elements coordinate: for instance, they can match the cushion of the ADD seating or the fabric of the Screen partitions. Screen has been designed for Orgatech with special concern for the matter: it has now become a piece of interior design, aiming at creating an intimate spot in a domestic environment or in a common area.