In 2009 Appartamento Lago reinvented the showroom concept, creating a revolutionary approach to overthrow the paradigms for presenting design. Seven years later Lago presents Casa Lago, in Milan, close to the Duomo, a new high-tech space where “design thinking, networking and a home-like feeling meet to create new connections and business opportunities”.
A 400 square metres charming flat located at Via San Tomaso 6, in a strategic position near the Milan Duomo. A location “conceived to enhance the design of the products and welcoming users with an empathetic embrace” as Daniele Lago quoted.
A multi-function space, owned by the company, where design creates a welcoming environment with a home-like feeling, hosting meeting rooms, temporary offices and coworking spaces, and can also be rented for events and business meetings.
The first space that visitors to Casa Lago experience is the Entry where the key word is transparency: the suspended, streamlined furnishings emphasize the concept of lightness.
The dining room Sala da Pranzo is just beyond the entry. This space, the core of conviviality, relationships and socialisation; a long Community Table for gathering for meals and an Air kitchen to cook and to accommodate show-cooking demonstrations. This area can be transformed into a conference room complete with all of the technological equipment.
Separated from the Sala da Pranzo by a wall, there is a fully-equipped Cucina, cutting-edge professional kitchen that welcomes guests with its Azulejo tiles, which evokes the colours and flavours of the Mediterranean sea.
With space to accommodate up to 60 people, the Salotto is the most prestigious area. Here the project respects the building’s original architecture, restoring its stunning old wood ceiling while maintaining a constant dialogue with modern design. The furnishings in this space were chosen to provide an infinity of compositional possibilities: from presentations with a space for an audience, meetings and large events to work stations for two.
To gather a larger group of people around a table for a meeting, Biblioteca is the perfect place: the pale hues of the furnishings and the natural light help keep the focus on work in a restful, relaxing environment.
Separated from the Library by an ethereal Air bookcase, the Studio is distinguished for its dark hues. In its 40 square metres, suspension rules the day, emphasized by the Air bed, sofa and table. The Studio is a perfect temporary office and also a place for relaxing between meetings.
The Appartamentino space is a complete flat with all of the requisite comforts. As with the Studio, this area is dedicated to relaxation, but can also be business-oriented. The Air bed, set up on the mezzanine, underlines the lightness of the space, while the round Air table gives the room a welcoming atmosphere, fostering meetings. The bathroom has a hydro-massage shower, welcoming anyone in need of a break from a frenetic workday or business trip.
The Partner Companies (among these: Bticino, Flos, Elica, Fantini, Florim, Listone Giordano, Nice, ecc) play an important role to improve the technical performances and the functionality of Casa Lago. And more specifically Bticino, the head of the Legrand Group in Italy, supplied electrical systems and solutions, like the IOT products connected to the Eliot programme together with technologies for a user friendly, truly useful and intelligent energy use.