Romano Marcato received his degree in mechanics in 1970. After years of designing precision tools and machines for use in the automobile and electronic industries, he co-founded Lapalma, a company that specializes in the art of adjustability. Designed to have the fluid mechanics and ease of industrial machinery, his Yo Adjustable Side Table (2006) raises and lowers smoothly via a lever-activated gas piston. It features an offset design for flexible orientation near sofas and chairs, marked by a sturdy Y-shaped steel base fitted with an easy-to-clean round Fenix top – the name “Yo” is a nod to the combination of these two shapes. Made in Italy.