Lato LN9 Table
The streamlined design of the Lato LN9 side table by Luca Nichetto features an oval-shaped marble base, replacing the conventional legs of a table, and is balanced by a slim oval 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 LN9 is smaller, measuring 45 cm in height and features an oval top while the LN8 side table is taller, measuring 50 cm in height with a round table 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.
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.