HISTORY

or more than 40 years, LEMA has championed the ‘Made in Italy’ aesthetic by expertly mixing innovation and tradition, turning quality and personalisation into its unique selling point.
LEMA’s strength lies in its extraordinary manufacturing ability and typically Italian excellence, allowing the company to combine the values and technological efficiencies of a large enterprise with fine and unrivalled craftsmanship.

Great care is paid to each production phase, from design, thanks to the close collaboration with designers, to the final product. Indeed, the essence of Italian design, and the way in which LEMA interprets it, lies in attention to quality. The common thread that binds all the products of the assorted catalogue is the essence of comfort and harmony of slow living. Conviviality, relaxation and warmth are the key words.

Founded in 1970 and still owned by the Meroni family, LEMA has a strong of a tradition dating back to the 1930s. The 1940s saw the opening of the first store in Milan city centre. Here, during the years of the economic boom, LEMA was able to collaborate with the first nationally recognised architects and designers to embrace a production characterised by a more modern aesthetic. The collaboration with Angelo Mangiarotti was one of the first and most important relationships when he was entrusted with the design of the Alzate branch in the 1970s to start furniture production on an industrial scale.
LEMA was the first Italian company to develop a load-bearing side-panel system in various finishes and made-to-measure wardrobes, custom-built for the client. LEMA’s attention to the customer and great customisation ability are typical characteristics of the firm’s ethos.
Today, the Group’s divisions consist of LEMA Casa, LEMA Contract and International Office Concept.