A graduate in product design from Art Center College of Design in La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland, Francesco Rota opened his own studio in 1998, where he works on designing furniture, lighting, interiors, showrooms and event spaces. Over the years, he’s collaborated with high-end brands such as Knoll®, L’Oreal, Mercedes Benz® and many others. His pieces are marked by their comfort, functionality and simplicity, equally inspired by the aesthetics of iconic designs and efficiency of modern-day production processes. Sporting a solid marble base with steel stem, Rota’s Jey Table (2016) features a tabletop made of ultra-durable self-healing Fenix laminate that’s formed from leftover scraps normally disposed of after cutting Fenix plates for other items. Rather than sending them to the landfill, he repurposes them to create Jey, a sustainable yet sleek side table that stands up to years of wear and tear. Made in Italy.