If you’re on the hunt for sleek and stylish high-end Italian designer furniture in Singapore, W.Atelier should be on your radar. A trip to its vast Henderson Road showroom will give you some great home shopping ideas, whether you’re hunting for a standalone piece of designer furniture, a collection of products such as its designer armchairs, or you really just want to check out the designer eye candy!
The Lema brand, exclusively available at W.Atelier in Singapore, exudes the typical level of production and excellence you find in so much Italian designer furniture. It has an authentic Italian heritage, too, having been founded by the Meroni family in 1970.
Here are five key designer furniture pieces, from stylish dining tables and chairs to designer armchairs, to whet your appetite.
Five Italian designer furniture finds from Lema
Designed by Gabriele and Oscar Buratti, the Gullwing table system may look simple in its sculptural design, but it’s also a rather clever piece. It can be crafted into a variety of different tabletop shapes as well as varying sizes, from square and rectangle, to oval or round, and small to extra-large. The wing-like legs can take on a position of four, or three for the oval or round tables.
The metal bases are available in painted pewter, bronze patina and matte finishes. These can be paired with tops in marble, porcelain stoneware and in the clay and reconstructed marble finishes, which are exclusive to Lema.
Italian designer armchairs
Designed by Piero Lissoni, Lema’s art director since 1994, the Ombra chair may look light, but it’s made of sterner stuff, with an almost industrial look. Its frame of black lacquered metal holds a rigid polypropylene seating shell; this comes either with a black leather coating, or entirely dressed in leather with a light padding. It’s a great contrast of rigidity and strength against buttery soft leather, and a perfect example of Italian designer furniture.
This contemporary piece designed by Dainelli Studio combines the natural materials of wood and leather. With its light wooden frame and light hide seating, the chair would look just as at home in the corner of a living room as in a master bedroom. Either way, it’s easy to imagine sitting on it with feet curled up and a good book on the go!
This chair is equally lounge-worthy, with well-cushioned seat and backrest, a wide frame and comfortably defined armrests; they’re just waiting for you to rest your elbows (or a drink) on! Italian furniture designer Matteo Nunziati has interpreted traditional techniques, such as the Italian art of cabinetry, with contemporary design. The name for the chair, Tarsi, derives from an Arabic word meaning the connection of shaped elements in wood.
Italian designer bedroom furniture
After dining at one of Lema’s sculpural tables, and lounging in its lovely chairs, it’s finally time to go to bed: the Maddox bed. Designer Leonard Dainelli was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s flying machines when he created the Maddox. His design translates the interconnectivity of the flying machine’s wooden boards and sails into a combination of various functionalities. The result? Another elegant piece of Italian designer furniture.
Crafted in wood and leather, the bedframe is made of heat-treated oak-tinted ash; the headboard, meanwhile, is sewn in light leather with double-fronted cushioning covered in fabric and leather. Contemporary in design, the Maddox bed commands centre stage in any bedroom.
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