Lato LN8 Table
The Lato LN8 side table features an oval-shaped marble base, replacing the conventional legs of a table, and is balanced by a spherical top. “Lato”, meaning side in Italian, is available in two sizes, shapes, and colors, and is inspired by the notion of a lollipop turned upside down.
The LN8 is taller, measuring 50 cm in height with a round top, while the smaller LN9 side table measuring 45 cm in height features an oval top. Both versions come in powder-coated steel, either in ivory white with a light marble base or a warm black metal with a dark marble base. Here we see designer Luca Nichetto effortlessly marry simplicity with sophistication.
An Italian industrial designer, Luca Nichetto is known for his collaboration with various other designers and design companies. He opened his own studio, Nichetto Partners, in 2006, specializing in industrial design and consulting. Previously, he worked with Murano-based glass maker Salviati as well as lighting company Foscarini. Nichetto opened a second studio in Stockholm, Sweden. His industrial design work includes the Motek Chair for Cassina. With inspiration from Japanese origami, the chair evokes the folds of paper while still maintaining the rigidity and strength needed in a well-designed chair. With many choices in regards to finish and material available, the design adheres to Nichetto's manifesto for 20 Design Principles.