Jazz – Nice!

Lapalma showcased several new products at the recent Salone del Mobile 2022 Milan show. First up is the Jazz bookcase designed by Lapalma’s new art director, Giuseppe Bavuso.

This quirky, statement piece is inspired throughout by the fluid spontaneity of improvised jazz performances. Supporting elements emerge from the base, seemingly of different lengths and at random angles, to interlock with the higher surfaces and replicate an imaginary stave. The structure seems on the edge of reason; from certain angles, you’d be forgiven for thinking the whole thing is about to collapse like a house of cards, but turn your head and study the details, and the structure resolves into an incredibly strong harmony.

Enough with the musical metaphors! Lapalma Jazz Bookcase available now.


Rendez-Vous with Milan

Fresh from the Salone del Mobile 2022 Milan show is Rendez-Vous, the new table range from one of our longstanding Italian favourites Alea.

Avoiding somewhat, the current trend of heavy materials and industrial aesthetics, Rendez-Vous has a wonderful, restrained light feel.

The tubular, metal-painted leg structure is available as desk or poseur height and the radiused-corner slimline tops span up to 3000mm. Everything is available in Alea’s comprehensive standard colour palette.

Rendez-Vous is a wonderful collaborative table, perfect for boutique interiors and supporting impromptu meetings and project teams .

Rendez-Vous’s informal elegance makes it well suited to private and managerial offices, and its simplicity makes it an easy element to integrate into a domestic context.

And if boutique elegance doesn’t float your boat, Alea also do the industrial look.