RED DOT AWARD 2017
Uptown wins "Red Dots Best of the Best"
Essen, 3 April 2017. Uptown, designed by Francesco Rota for Paola Lenti in 2016, has won the Red Dot Award Best of the Best 2017. An international jury of experts has selected Uptown for its excellent quality and its strong formal innovating character. The official award ceremony is scheduled for July 3 at the Alvar Aalto Theater in Essen. Francesco Rota, in designing the rounded soft shapes of Uptown, got inspiration from the stones smoothed by time passing by. These monolithic elements, pleasant to the sight at 360 degrees, can be used alone or in compositions whose configuration can vary according to necessity, simply by combining seating elements, chaise longue and ottoman each time differently.