W. ATELIER – PRESENTS LEMA
Premium Italian Modular Furniture
Lema’s exceptional “Made in Italy” aesthetic of unrivalled design and
high functionality enhanced by technology will be available in
19 February 2016, Singapore – From this month onwards, distinguished Italian furniture brand Lema will be available for design-savvy Singaporeans to peruse and purchase from the W. Atelier showroom. One of the major forerunners in modular system furniture in Italy, Lema’s offerings are a seamless blend of sophistication and efficacy pulled together by purposeful and intelligent design and technology. Lema consistently works with the best designers – from the stalwarts in the design industry, to the brightest new stars – to present design concepts that have an elegant visual and functional coherence that run throughout the striking individuality of each piece.
With 40 years of rich experience in the furniture industry in Italy, Lema’s offerings comprise furniture for every aspect of living, making available a whole range of chic units to meet each need. There is a Lema chair, sofa, table, bed, storage unit and furnishing accessory for each facet of the Lema home, which is characterised by a refined understatement devoid of clutter or pretentiousness. Soothing to the senses, pleasing to the eye and good for the soul, Lema’s modular furniture systems are made out of rich textured woods and beautifully burnished metals, and upholstered with plush velvets, smooth leathers and luxe fabrics. All these work together to present a light and airy aesthetic that is profoundly Mediterranean in design and spirit, reinforcing the true value of laidback tranquility in the archetype of the Lema home.
Says Mr Gani Atmadiredja, Managing Director of W. Atelier: “Modular storage and furniture are well-known to be highly functional that provide practical solutions, but they do not have to be purely practical – they can be beautiful and elegant too. W. Atelier is very pleased to bring Lema to Singapore, making its refined and elegant aesthetic an option for the homes of those who know and appreciate the finer things in life. Their modular systems are a wonderful amalgamation of style and function, made with top-notch Italian care for craft that ultimately elevates precise utility to modern art that embody the soul of the home.”
Lema’s newest collection comprises many stand-out pieces that will be sure to appeal to different aesthetic palettes. Piero Lissoni, Italian architect and designer known for his contemporary designs, puts up the Memo table, a large table suitable for the dining room or a distinguished conference room, characterised by its purity of lines and minimalist discretion. Available with a top of heat-treated oak or Lava stone set atop a metal structure in either brushed aluminium in a sleek Titanium colour or a lacquered deep and rich Borgogna red, the Memo table is simplicity at its very best. The Memo table joins another Lissoni classic at Lema, the highly versatile modular system, T030, that is exceedingly customisable with a choice of composition, finishing, and colours.
For those whose tastes lean towards the scintillating, celebrated French fashion and luxury designer Christophe Pillet’s Winston bar cabinet for Lema is replete with glamourous appeal. The chinoiserie-chic cabinet, inspired by traditional Chinese furniture, is a veritable box of mystery and wonder; with a wondrous mirror bottom, bottle holders made of leather and bronzed metal neatly concealed in the casing, and a retractable surface that can be used to make cocktails. Another of Pillet’s creations is the Brick Lane sofa, a modular piece of furniture that exudes postmodern sophistication in its geometric shapes and immaculate flushed base. Comfort is not compromised either, as the intelligent stitching of the sofa allows the user to recline the backrest and move the seat forward for optimal well-being.
Other pieces of note among an absolute treasure trove of gems include the Picture cupboard by Italian design firm Cairoli & Donzelli, a real work of art with engraved surfaces that could be an abstract painting; the Hangar walk-in closet by Piero Lissoni that is at once soothing and calming by virtue of its structure as a private area of refuge in the bedroom; and the Notch pouf by young Swedish designer Johan Lindstén, a prèt-a-porter creation that comes in two sizes for easy pairing with the aesthetic of modern nomadism. Other classic staple pieces have been updated with new finishings or colours, or may be available in other material choices.