SINGAPORE (Aug 13): For more than 40 years, Lema has been producing chairs that combine manufacturing expertise with Italian design excellence. This family-owned business was the fi rst to collaborate with architects and designers to produce chairs that focus on technological efficiency and fine craftsmanship. This week’s focus is on the armchair. There is nothing like a comfortable armchair to rest on at the end of a tiring workday, or to sit with your child while you read him or her a bedtime story. We highlight three of the very best armchairs available at W. Atelier: Alton, Fantino and Taiki.

Alton
The Alton armchair by David Lopez Quincoces is a chair with sculptural aesthetics. It has a painted metal structure, distinguished by its semi-circular shape and slender leather back. To up the design ante, leather accents are done in natural, antique finish and dark brown. The seat can be upholstered in fabric or leather to create a stylish contrast.

Structure
• Metal and hide
Seat
• Fabric, leather and eco-leather
Prices start from $8,800

Fantino
The Fantino is described as an armchair with a compact and sinuous form. Designed by Gordon Guillaumier, it brings to mind a horse-riding saddle mounted on an oak-tinted, heat-treated ash base. The armchair’s silhouette balances the proportions to ensure maximum comfort. This design has been described as a timeless project based on the ethos of Lema’s manufacturing culture, which emphasises the grosgrain profile that runs along the stitch work of the fabric or leather upholstery.

Structure
• Wood
Seat/backrest
 • Fabric , leather and eco-leather
Prices start from $4,820

Taiki
Those who prefer the classics will surely appreciate the range of armchairs by Taiki. The oh-so-comfortable chairs invite the weary to put their feet up and rest in their soft embrace. With Taiki, designer Chiara Andreatti wanted to reinterpret the classic armchair and give it a modern spin. The handmade detail of the stitches does exactly that, while the proportions with the oak-tinted, heat-treated structure in ash adds a dash of oriental mysticism.

Structure
• Wood
Seat/ backrest
• Fabric, leather and eco-leather
Prices start from $6,250


W. Atelier
201 Henderson Road,
#01-01 and #03-01, Singapore 159545

House of W. Atelier
75 Bukit Timah Road,
#01-01, Singapore 229833