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. His Brio Adjustable Dining Table (2005) moves from table to bar height – and anywhere in between – in seconds. Designed to have the fluid mechanics and ease of industrial machinery, it raises and lowers smoothly via a lever-activated gas cylinder. Conveniently located on the underside of the tabletop, the lever releases the table from a firmly locked position, and the locking mechanism ensures superb stability. With its ample tabletop, Brio comfortably accommodates up to four people, providing an intimate perch for a dining or lounge area. The tabletop resists warping and is easy to clean and maintain, and the heavy weighted base eliminates wobbling. Made in Italy.
Plywood tabletop with blanched or dark-stained oak veneer; zinc-plated metal base with stainless steel shell; matte chromed leg with die-cast aluminum extension.