Monthly Archives: December 2013

Meet Vitantonio, the Italian winner of the first Lago contest

The second LAGO contest is open until 18 February. Participate at http://contest.lago.it: sign up and you could be an instant winner of an object from the Filodolce collection or a gift card, and you will be entered in the final draw for a trip to one of the great European capitals of design.

While waiting to find out who will be the winner of the trip, we went to interview Vitantonio of Altamura (Bari), the Italian winner of a Wildwood table, one of the prizes offered in the first Lago contest, “Design is changing“. Air Wildwood Table

Vitantonio, how did you find out about the Lago contest and why did you decide to participate?

My fiancée and I stopped by our city’s Lago retailer to check out the furniture, in advance of our wedding. Entering the store, we were immediately struck by the table that the Tucci shop had on display, paired with a stunning glass Lago kitchen. We knew right then that this would be the brand for our furniture. Mr Tucci, the owner of the shop, told us about the contest, which was very easy to participate in. So we did and fortune followed us!

What do you like in particular about Lago design?

I really like the pairing of glass and wood. And also the minimalist, linear and basic style of its components, just like the contest prizes: simple but at the same time stylish.

What is your favourite room of the house?

My favourite is the bedroom, since it is a place where you can relax.

What are your passions?

Like all  guys, I like to play football with old friends. Another of my passions, and this is a little particular and not for everyone, is working in my kitchen garden at weekends. Luckily, thanks to my grandfather, my family has a farm with annexed land.

Where will you put the Air Wildwood table?

In the dining room, which is a special space. Entering the room, it will be the first thing you notice, since the legs are glass and it almost seems like the table surface is floating in the air.

The Wildwood table was delivered by Franco Tucci, the owner of Tucci Arredamenti, during the award event. consegna tavolo wildwood tucci arredamanento If you want to find out more about the Air Wildwood table, take a look at this post.

This Christmas, give Filodolce

Gasping for breath in a shop chock full of stressed out people, waiting patiently for your turn at the register, rushing anxiously to buy your last gift two minutes before the shop closes. Yep, the Christmas season is upon us.

But aren’t you tired of this last-minute ritual? If you are in Milan, you have an alternative, for doing things in a relaxed, enjoyable way. From 6 to 23 December at via Alessandria 5 in Milan, the InDex – Indipendent Design Exhibition will be open to the public, a temporary shop dedicated to independent design where you can buy Christmas gifts made with passion and love by artisans and makers.

Fruit Basket

 

You will find small craftsman pieces, auto-produced objects made in small series. Among the exhibitors will be, with his own creations, our very own LAGO Maker Giovanni Casellato.

What better opportunity to stop by and, if you like, buy a piece from the Filodolce collection: trays, centrepieces, vases, magazine racks, candelabras, lamps and picture frames, all made starting with an iron wire that shapes the form and soul of each work. 

Workshops, laboratories and events are also scheduled. For more information, visit the website.

The first Lagostore in Berlin

In 2013, we made our debut on the German market participating, for the first time, in IMM Cologne, the German version of Italy’s Salone del Mobile.

Thursday, 28 November we continued on this path, opening our first store in Germany, in a city that is always on the cutting edge of design.

Lagostore Berlin is located in Kantstraße, inside Stilwerk Berlin, a space entirely dedicated to design furnishings.

LAGO living

In 125 square meters, you can find all of the new designs from the 2013 season, the LAGO Interior collection and LAGO Object, a series of small object characterised by LAGO design and the high quality and craftsman care of their production.

LAGO Object

The shop is divided into two areas. The first is an open space where you will find a bedroom zone, featuring the Air Wildwood bed, Et Voilà wardrobe and a Weightless bookshelf, and an angular kitchen with an island and a Wildwood top completed by a N.O.W. pantry, 36e8 sideboard, Comfort Table and Joynt chairs.

Lagostore Berlin kitchen

An Air portal/bookshelf separates this space from the planning area, where a 4-metre Air Wildwood table is used for working out ideas for spaces.

Air_storage

In this second area, you will also find a living area zone, with 36e8_storage and the 36e8_rug, a Slide bookshelf and best sellers like the Morgana chest of drawers, Huggy armchair and LagoLinea system.

At Lagostore Berlin, you will also find new solutions for the bathroom and can try out the working Cellule washbasin.

Cellule Basin

We look forward to seeing you at Lagostore Berlin and, next year as well, at IMM

 

Lago Bathroom, the bathroom area has shed its skin

We are only at the beginning, but we are full of enthusiasm, learning quickly and looking to offer solutions that are fresh, courageous, fun and exciting. Just like your needs.

LAGO Bathroom

We started investigating the bathroom area two years ago, at the Salone del Mobile of 2011, presenting our first washbasins and redesigning the bathrooms of four private residences in Milan. That was the first stage of a project that, in the two years that followed, engaged us in long periods of research on the materials, shapes and ways of experiencing interiors and that led us to, as we expected, expand our product range to the point of covering every area of the house.

LAGO Bathroom

This was intense work, and thanks to our efforts we are now ready to present our first bathroom catalogue: 175 pages where surfaces, materials, objects and emotions mix to create an infinity of settings.

LAGO Interior

We have tried to create a catalogue for you that offers a ton of solutions for how to plan around your ideas about the bathroom area, the room where we strip away the stresses of the day and regenerate ourselves.

LAGO Bathroom

But we did not limit ourselves to designing only the products. Every room is a complete interior project that we are showing you starting from the worksite. This is because the bathroom is one of the rooms that is chosen first when one is building one’s house, and we liked the idea of showing it to you in ‘raw’ form.
In the opening pages, the bathrooms are presenting in the building phase, with floors covered in lime, workmen taking a break, their tools strewn about the floor.

Bathroom Catalogue

 

With the Lago collection, you can furnish the whole bathroom, from the tiles to the floor and find the perfect washbasin for your needs, as well as take advantage of the 36e8, LagoLinea and DiagoLinea systems and N.O.W. wardrobes to create functional, elegant laundry areas.

LAGO Laundry

You will find all of the washbasins presented at this year’s Salon: Depth, available in four finishes (Wildwood, Slimtech, resin and laminate), Steel, which can also be built into the Wildwood shelves, LagoLinea, which integrates perfectly with the system by the same name and, finally, Inbilico, Cellule and Basica, a new, simple and functional white washbasin.

Depth Basin

There are two interesting new entries in the LAGO Interior collection: Acua, an Asian-style pattern that we designed for the Skin washbasin, but also for bathroom panelling, and Fading, a collection of shaded tiles in Slimtech, 3.5 mm in thickness, that create lovely colour gradations.

Fading_covering

These new designs and many more are to be found in our new Bathroom Catalogue. Look through it at your leisure and let us know what you think! Thanks.