Lapalma’s success has been years in the making. No overnight success stories here - just hard work and passion in equal measure. For thirty years, the company has shown talent, tenacity, know-how and above all inexhaustible enthusiasm, expertly combining metal with wood, leather and fabrics to create timeless pieces of furniture with clean fluid lines. The company’s story begins in the 1960s, when founders the Marcato brothers decided to go into business on their own. Their initial idea developed rapidly and Lapalma was established soon after, showing from the outset a preference for natural, recyclable materials. Following investments in machinery, Lapalma took advantage of the availability of new materials to develop a wide range of products for the contract market, which quickly demonstrated the brand’s appeal, attracting buyers on major projects the world over for hotels, shops, museums and airports. Lapalma’s blend of good design and aesthetic appeal produces furniture with a strong personality and has seen contributions from designers of international renown (as of 2013, Lapalma’s art director is Francesco Rota). The brand’s success has also been recognized with a number of awards, including the Good Design award, the FX International Interior Design Award and the Design Plus award. The firm’s consistent design approach is evident too in the elegant, up-to-date and functional interiors and sober modern lines of its new headquarters in Cadoneghe, close to Padua. Today, Lapalma looks to the future with the same unfailing enthusiasm. The fundamentally Italian nature of its products is stronger than ever, with its emphasis on craftsmanship and designs that appeal to the senses - the cornerstones of Italian design and production. It has brought in new fabrics, padding, leathers, and colour palettes and developed variations on individual product lines, building a diversified portfolio to accommodate products which, while suited to the contract market, can cross over into other areas such as the home, outdoor and light office segments. Forward-thinking and true to its convictions, Lapalma is ready to take on new challenges, opportunities and markets.
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