For 30 years since the 1980s, the company has shown talent, tenacity, know-how and above all inexhaustible enthusiasm, expertly combining metal with wood, leather and fabrics to create timeless pieces of furniture with clean fluid lines. Lapalma looks towards the future with the same unchanged enthusiasm. The genuine Italian nature of its products is stronger than ever, with its emphasis on craftmanship and designs that appeal to the senses – the cornerstones of Italian design and production. Forward-thinking and true to its convictions, Lapalma is ready to take on new challenges, opportunities and markets.
Shin Azumi was born in Kobe, Japan in 1965, and is currently based in London, UK. After finishing his Master course at the Royal College of Art, London, in 1994, he started working as a design unit ‘AZUMI’.
In 2005, he established his own design office ‘a studio’. Working with international clients such as; Lapalma(IT) Magisz(IT) Desalto(IT), Fredericia(DK), Tefal(FR), Authentics(DE), Itoki(JP), Formax(JP), TOA(JP), Case(UK), Habitat(UK) and others.
Shin Azumi’s works have received numerous design awards in Europe and in Japan, including, FX international Design Award (UK), Good Design Award Best one hundred (JP), Classic Innovation Award ‘Best of the Best’ (DE), etc.