LAGO: Forward Thinking Design

Posted on February 18, 2007. Filed under: Design, Furniture, Home |

When it comes to thinking outside the square, Italian furniture design company, Lago, is well outside the parameters of traditional thinking. With the talents of its prized designers Daniele Lago and Massimo Bonnetti virtually on tap, the boundless creativity and functionality is evident in their current range.

The company takes a step back from the design board and looks at the way in which people interact with furniture on a daily basis and in a variety of environments. Flexibility is the essence of these designs, and with it comes functionality which is wonderfully executed in their floating ‘Shelf System’ range, named Tangram.

 This system can be arranged in a generous number of varying designs. From expressive geometric through to the letters of the alphabet, the floating shelves open the boundaries of the way we look at storing and displaying items in the home. The system invites the shelves themselves to interact with their surroundings, and promotes them to the same footing as the objects they house.

As many designers gravitate towards a minimal look, Lago appropriates this concept by creating weightless or floating aesthetics to their ‘Flutta’ bed range. The bed comes in either a circular or traditional rectangular design, and evokes the impression of weightlessness by its ingenious support system. With a discrete wall mounted bracket and a metal streamline pillar placed in the center of the bed’s base, Futta literally appears to float.


These designs not only impress consumers with the manner in which they interact with an environment – they stun us with their shear simplistic design, creating an overall stunning effect. In a market which demands forward thinking from designers, Italian design company Lago is setting benchmarks standards which will force others to follow suit. by Andy G

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