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.
Karri Monni, born 1969 in Varkaus, Finland. Furniture carpenter studies 1985-1987. Studies in Lahti Institute of Design, in Department of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design 1994-1998. BA Interior Architect and Designer, SIO, Practiced in Studio Simo Heikkila 1997, Industrial Design Ltd, Sistem 1998-1999, Keiski Architects 2000, Pekka Salmien Architects 2000, Started own Studio Karri Monni 1999. Started own company Koon Design Oy 2006. Furniture designs for Lapalma from 201. As a member of Interior Architects Monni & Kovskivaara, furniture design/interior design work for Arner Sports, Nordea Bank Findland, Vacon, Sampo Group, Metso, Leiras Takeda Pharmaceutical, WinWinD, EFG, City of Helsinki, Roche, YLE, Valio, Walki, Aventis Pharma, McKinsey & Company. Karri Monni lives and works in Helsinki.