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Sustainability with style!

Happy to announce that the outdoor furniture selected for the main courtyard located on Albuquerque’s College of New Mexico campus consists mainly of the Garda and Loop collections. The Garda modular seating system and the Loop collection were designed by Antonio Larosa for Florida-based Benchmark Contract Furniture. Both collections, designed exclusively for public spaces, have

Committed to improving design education.

In the past 15 years, Antonio Larosa -as logical progression in his prolific career- decided to invest in new design talents by teaching and directing design programs at prestigeous American universities. Antonio’s teaching philosophy emphasized collaboration and hands-on projects, aimed at preparing students for the demands of professional design practice. He played a pivotal role

The Rationalist GT Bench

The GT bench design was inspired by the “Casa del Fascio” in Lissone, Italy. The building (picture below) was designed in 1938 by the master of Rationalist architecture, Giuseppe Terragni.

Another Tiny Design Tale.

In the year 2000, I found myself seated in Philip Johnson’s small, minimalistic personal office at the Seagram Building in New York, the very masterpiece he collaborated on with Mies Van De Rohe. Engaged in a conversation about furniture design over chilled Frappuccinos, I ventured to ask him, “Why not design furniture for some Italian

Some Press & News

Antonio Larosa is a designer and educator who has been featured in many publications around the world . His work has been featured in Domus, Interior Design, Interni, Fast Company, Vogue, Contract Magazine, Design Journal, Furniture Today, Java, The Daily Mail, Desert Living, Home Fashion magazine, Taiwan News, Il Giornale Promosedia, Giornale Dell’ Arredamento, CNBC,

Design Education Critique: Less Tools, More Brains.

One day, the Maestro Castiglioni observed me painstakingly drawings intricate details with an ink pen on a large sheet of paper. He halted and inquired, “What are you working on?” I responded, “I’m honing my skills, adding all the necessary details for this product.” He smiled and advised, “You must channel your time into nurturing

Biophilic design

What is biophilic design? The word “Biophilia” was first introduced by psychoanalyst Erich Fromm who stated that biophilia is the “passionate love of life and of all that is alive…whether in a person, a plant, an idea, or a social group” in his book The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness in 1973. Biophilic design is a

Granada Table

For those of you who know me well, you know my passion for designing furniture that fosters relationships instead of isolation. I always believe that good design can encourage people to want to interact …and what better than a picnic table is able to represent true socialization in public areas? Meet Granada, designed in Arizona

Cubix Collection in Venice.

Cubix meet the majesty of Venetian glass. The timeless design of the Cubix collection was selected by the world’s largest maker of Venetian glass chandeliers for its headquarters. I Dogi, the prestigious company based in Venice, Italy, selected the Cubix collection for the seating areas inside their showroom and conference room. The stark, modern contrast

The Loop chair

The Loop chair, designed by Larosa Design, was influenced by the minimalistic efficiency of the modern classic furniture.

Award Design

Italy in Arizona Award, designed by Italian designer Antonio Larosa, honor the achievements of Italians and their contributions to Arizona

Beam Benches

Antonio Larosa used the high-tech architecture of  The Centre Pompidou as the inspiration for the Beam Benches.  The stunning building in Paris houses the Musée National d’Art Moderne, which is the largest museum for modern art in Europe. Larosa was always fascinated by this major example of an ‘inside-out’ building in architectural history, with its

Where food and design meet

Where food and design meet by Antonio Larosa Design

Celine Collection

Antonio Larosa designed Celine to be used in all sorts of outdoor public spaces 100% aluminum, totally recyclable. Made in North America

Peanut bike racks

Bike racks are important part of any city landscape and it’s hard to imagine life in a city without bikes. If bike racks are also fun to look at that’s even better! Designed by Larosa Design for Florida-based Benchmark Contract Furniture, Peanut is a family of bike racks made entirely out of aluminum and usable

Como in Dallas

The Como Collection, designed by Italian designer, Arizona-based Antonio Larosa, was selected by the prestigious Artisan Terrace Bar in Dallas. The Artisan Terrace Bar, which looks out over the Arts District, is one of the most popular spot in Dallas, located across the street from the Meyerson Symphony Center and Winspear Opera House. Previously the Como

Antonio Larosa Design in Russia

Italian designer, Arizona based, Antonio Larosa have transformed an old soviet-style building into a gorgeous contemporary and very functional showroom for kitchen producer Eurodesign

Como collection

Como is the new outdoor seating Collection designed by Larosa Design. Designed mainly for the contract and hospitality markets, Como can also be use in residential projects.  The beautiful and heavy-duty collection is manufactured in Italy by the finest craftspeople and is available worldwide. Made of aluminum frame powder-coated in Silver, Charcoal and Bronze. Mildew

Prosecco stool

Wine meets design! Prosecco is a fun stool originally designed by Antonio Larosa in 2014 for the organizers of Vinitaly (world’s largest wine show). Available upholstered in fabric, vinyl or leather. Prosecco is a great product for wine bars, coffee houses, restaurants, clubs, offices, lobbies …or even makeup station at home!


In this post I would like to share a few images of my Isola, the world’s first biophilic furniture collection. Designed in 2011 for Florida-based Benchmark Contract Furniture, Isola has recently risen in popularity due to the big biophilic design trend (design that aims at creating a connection with nature). For this modular collection I

Mebel 2017 – Moscow

Moscow, Russia, November 2017 The Booth designed by Antonio Larosa of Larosa Design for Russian based Евродизайн, received outstanding comments and admiration from the visitors attending Mebel Expo in Moscow. It was also a very successful show for Евродизайн, a manufacturer of Kitchens, kitchen components and cabinets, closets, beds, and lacquered doors/panels. Some of the

Politecnico di Milano #9

Once Again, Politecnico  di Milano has been named one of the top Architecture University in the world. Founded in 1863, the Politecnico di Milano is one of Europe’s most renowned design and engineering schools, with several Pritzker and Nobel Prize winners among its alumni. Politecnico di Milano is also ranked #5 in the world for

Steel and Furniture

The Compelling Benefits of Steel Furniture in a Commercial or Retail Setting – By Jessica Kane, guest writer. In this day and age, there exists a multitude of options available to individuals and businesses when it comes to furniture composition.  A commercial enterprise needs to seriously consider the composition of furniture it selects for its

Newton @ Caesar Palace

The Newton bench, designed by Antonio Larosa, was selected for the public space areas of the Forum Shops at Caesar Palace in Las Vegas.

Malls and Public Spaces

Some of the furniture we designed, were selected for Malls and public spaces all over North America. Cody and Onda are sleek, modern collections…


Several years ago, Antonio Larosa started recording background music for his design exhibitions. After few years of recordings, Antonio decided to select some of the soundtracks to create a small project called soundesigner. The project was started to offer art and design students, schools and small companies the opportunity to use royalty-free music for their

The @ Chair (at chair)

A fun homage to our digital age and to a symbol that changed the way we live. The @ Chair is clean, fun and functional! Originally designed in 2008 by Antonio Larosa for an internet point in Europe, the @ chair  (at chair) is now available worldwide. Bent plywood shell, lacquered or covered with laminate. 

Sustainability in Style.

Sustainable design can be very sleek and good looking. The mirror collection we designed for North Carolina based Phillips Collection is made entirely from recycled oil drums and still looks amazing! The “industrial-looking” collection by Antonio Larosa, includes several designs all great for the residential or commercial applications (lobbies, hotels, restaurants, etc…).

Larosa: Design+Innovation

Antonio Larosa has been selected by Vinitaly to be the first designer to create a product using a brand new, experimental and environmentally friendly material. The result is Bacchus, a piece of furniture created to test a special fabric made entirely with the skins, seeds and stalks of the grapes that are obtained during the production

Larosa Design and Vinitaly.

US based Larosa Design has been selected to design the public space furniture for the prestigious Vinitaly, the world’s largest wine show to be held in Verona, Italy, on April 9-12. Desiring a more creative and challenging products, Vinitaly engaged the Italian designer, US based Antonio Larosa to design and to furnish spaces for the

Booth by Larosa Design for Russian based Euro-Design

Moscow, Russia, November 21/25-2016 The Booth designed by Antonio Larosa of Larosa Design for Russian based Евродизайн, received outstanding comments and admiration from the visitors attending Mebel Expo in Moscow. A clear homage to Mondrian, the booth featured a gorgeous wall made of large lacquered panels and a stunning 20′ tall tower made of kitchens

New Collection of Plywood Chairs

Larosa Design recently designed a new collection of  molded plywood dining chairs. The market is flooded with plywood chairs so why more? This particular collection was designed by Antonio Larosa specifically for the restaurant, hospitality and contract markets. The plywood shells and the steel legs are very strong and durable…chairs strong enough to be used in

Sourcing for the US market

For some people, dealing with furniture it’s about looking at pictures in flashy magazines and the internet. For Larosa Design dealing with furniture means visit the source.

When wine and Italian design meet

Vinitaly, the largest wine trade show in the world, has chosen Antonio Larosa of Larosa Design for the design of the VIP reception room.

Sustainable Design Mirrors

Worldwide coverage for mirrors designed by Larosa Design for The Phillips Collection. The collection is made entirely from recycled oil drums.

The (Extra)Ordinary Italian Chair

The “anonymous chair” exhibition moves the spotlight to shine, if only for a brief moment, on the common, ordinary chairs, often the creation of an anonymous designer, the simple, seemingly “un-designed”

Emeco’s CEO talks about the 111 chair.

Our video of Gregg Buchbinder, CEO of Emeco, talking about the 111 navy chair.

Vegas sofa collection on Contract

It’s great to see our Vegas collection featured on the cover of Contract magazine. Designed 15 years ago, Vegas is a collection of five sofas and two ottomans.


Listen to ITALIAN RADIO USA to relax or improve productivity. Yes, listening to Italian music at work or home can be very relaxing. Music can help to reduce stress, improve focus, and boost productivity. There are a few reasons why listening to Italian music is relaxing. The tempo. Italian music typically has a slower tempo than

The Ravioli Chair.

Ravioli chair: Where food and design meet

Green design is good, common sense is better

Read about Larosa Design philosophy on sustainable and green design. …The idea sprouted from walking around factories that made leather bags and shoes.

Revolution In The Living Room

“American furniture design has been hibernating for fifty years”

Designers against the iPodization of society

I realized that designers can be blamed for the lack of relationships between people…

How to get the Sixties look at home.

The retro decor complements many of today’s furnishings, an important thing to remember when you’re trying to capture that `Sixties vibe, says Anthony Larosa…

Las Vegas Loves Larosa Design

For over a week Las Vegas had this image in the elevetors! The “buzz” was to promote an Italian design exhibition and conference at the World Market Center.

Antonio Larosa the new “face” of High Point Market

Antonio Larosa of Larosa Design, the new “face” of High Point Market, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world.