Part sculpture, part side table and all beguiling, Lato combines a laser-cut steel tabletop with a powder-coat finish and a solid marble base shaped on a lathe and then honed to a semi-matte sheen. Amusingly, designer Luca Nichetto was originally inspired by the idea of a lollipop turned upside down. But growing up observing the artisans on his native island of Murano, he also had an idea how to interpret that playful notion into something more luxurious. LN9 is the smaller version in the series and has an oval tabletop, available in ivory metal with a Crema marble base or a warm black metal with an Emparador dark marble base.
19.75" h x 15.75" d (50x40cm)
Base diameter: 8" (20cm)
Marble, powder-coated steel
Design is never static. When Copenhagen-based &Tradition was established in 2010, founder Martin Kornbek Hansen's mission was to produce work that was defined by a unique vision, whether it came from Danish legends of the past or young innovators of the future. The roster extends from timeless luminaries such as Verner Panton and Arne Jacobsen to current leading lights Samuel Wilkinson and Norm.Architects to exciting new names Mia Hamborg and Victor Vetterlein. As the company's Kornbek Hansen puts it: "We see a kinship between the old masters, who were avant-garde in their time, and new designers creating the ground-breaking icons of today."
With its library of furniture and lighting extending from the 1930s to the present day, the firm is uniquely positioned to carry on the Nordic tradition of unstinting craftsmanship and adroit use of materials. Nonetheless, &Tradition sees its future in global terms, handpicking design talent and production facilities internationally in an effort to continually produce relevant product and engage a new generation of conscious consumers.