Yard Sofa by Francesco Rota for Lema

1957

Yard, designed by Francesco Rota for Lema, aims at better matching the upholstered units with the supporting and holding unit.

Yard Sofa by Francesco Rota for Lema
Yard Sofa by Francesco Rota for LEMA

The concept aims at finding the perfect matching between systems, Lema core business, and the sofas. Thus upholstered volumes are perfectly integrated with tops, shelves, small tables and units which used in different positions and configurations, lead to different multi-function compositions.

Yard Sofa by Francesco Rota for Lema
Yard Sofa by Francesco Rota for LEMA

The structure in metal covered in fabric, is a top supported by feet, jointed through triangle joints, making a support for cushions and arms, besides becoming a useful support for shelves and containers. The wise seat and back size are underlined by a slight tapering making the entire sofa line soft and rounded as well, while used materials (polyurethane and feathers) provide for comfort and the correct proportion between the soft and hard part.

Yard Sofa by Francesco Rota for Lema
Yard Sofa by Francesco Rota for LEMA

The cushion volumes, all coming for a regular parallelepiped shape, are leaning on the supporting top, not entirely hiding it but creating an harmonic contrast easily becoming its main aesthetic features. A supporting top system in different heights and widths, fitted to the structure, nearly shaping a small suspended library. A collection of tables/units is integrated then, which thanks to open and closed volumes, different heights and equipments, is to be used as top or a unit , inside the system, or freestanding as well.