In the crowded world of domestic design, Lago takes its place as an emerging brand, thanks to a collection of stimulating products and a corporate philosophy which embraces interaction between business and art, coupled with on-going research into sustainable development.
LAGO's company and productive organisation is based on two pillars, both inspired by the industrial philosophy of Toyota: Kaizen and Lean Thinking.
Kaizen is a Japanese method of continuous improvement, one step at a time, obtained by involving the entire company structure. Fundamental to Kaizen is the awareness that "energy comes from below", or rather that results at a company are not achieved by management, but by direct work on the product.
Lean Thinking is a term that refers to stripped down production aimed at minimising waste to the point of abolishing it completely, through company organisation that privileges the maximum efficiency of industrial productive processes.
Today, LAGO's turnover is about 30 million euros and the company has a staff of around 170 employees. The company's global presence includes more than 400 carefully-selected furniture stores and numerous single-brand LAGO stores in cities throughout Italy and Europe, including Rome, Milan, London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Berlin and Praha.