Passion + high tech + 1st class materials = LEOLUX

I remember the first time I was introduced to Leolux. There was a Pallone chair in my showroom and I immediately fell in love with it. It was funky-style, but also looked quite comfy and well finished. It stood out from the whole range of 30+ lounge chairs we had at that time. As a young industrial designer, I was aware of all the technical constraints that making a funky product would bring in terms of mass production, so I have been quite curious about how did they actually produced it.

Later on, I had the opportunity to meet a Leolux representative, and he explained to us how do they actually produce, and I couldn’t help but woow-ing all the way through. To start with, they are extremely careful when picking up their products. Just to mention leather, I specially remember how he told us they pick up cows from the highest latitudes and altitudes, so they won’t get bitten by insects. It’s just a little detail that got stuck in my mind about how top-quality furniture it’s not about making funny shapes but about delivering an almost perfect product to the customer.

To make a long story short, as a designer, the more I learned from Leolux, the more I had to love their approach to mass-market furniture design. For me it’s pretty clear that functionality comes first (just try any of their sofas and you’ll know what I’m talking about)… no matter the style, they always WORK: they are comfortable, they are durable, and they look great.

They say a picture is worth 1000 words, so I’ll let you to it. How do you find their style?