ADD | Bench seating
Modular fabric bench
From the seating to the storage unit: a complete selection for the contract market playing with modules.
Greatest comfort, modular units, versatility: these are the main features of an extremely flexible system that gives a new flair to high-frequency areas, making them essential and elegant.
This project started with the ADD seating system, designed by Francesco Rota and awarded with several prizes. The idea behind that was meeting the multiple requirements of the contract market (when designing hotel rooms, waiting rooms, lounge areas, private studios, corridors); still, it can well be adapted to the residential.
Launched in 2014, the seating system has been continuously enriched with new solutions and equipment, until even a table joined the collection.
Besides the seating and the table, the ADD collection has been further improved, going as far as the storage unit.
Such system allows the greatest freedom in composing and personalizing. The doors of the storage unit can be in lacquered plywood, in blanched oak or upholstered in fabric. Therefore, there is the possibility of playing with the colors of the fabric: you can mix and match –for a fresh look- or keep ton sur ton –for a refined look. In both cases, the color matching between the cushions of ADD seating and the upholstery of the storage units results in a unique, coherent style.
ADD was conceived to meet a particular requirement in the contract market: the need for a versatile, elegant, essential piece of furniture that adapts to the existing architecture. ADD is now an innovative system where two main characteristics converge: an accurate sense of planning and lapalma’s ability as well as industrial capability.
ADD is a versatile system of modular seating, an extremely flexible project with the aim of meeting any need in the contract market (hotel rooms, waiting rooms, lounge areas, private studios, corridors), with the possibility of being adapted to the residential use too.
The system is made of a base where you can put panels, seats, seat-backs and other devices, to obtain simple, compact modules, such as the small 2-seat sofa, as well as complex jointed seating, typical of the contract, which can be combined with coffee tables, trays, magazine racks or side tables including sockets to recharge smartphones or tablets. As regards the structure, each frame consists in extruded aluminium profiles linked by steel plates and elastic belts to increase the comfort of the seating. The single modules lie on 4 die-cast aluminium feet that are lacquered like the frame; when you connect 2 modules, you can avoid having a double foot using a special linking-system made of a single foot. The very shape of the pads, being they more stuffed in the middle, draws the attention to the seat itself. The same effect is also achieved by a marked, contrasting stitching. These features typically characterize an industrial product enriched by handcraft working. The seat-backs are padded too in order to provide support to the back and are thin and elegant.