Sesto by Piero Lissoni, a mini-architecture for the home, a work plan for the home or office

The Sesto table by Piero Lissoni for Lema looks to architecture to restore its rigor but also its flexibility in use, being designed for different functions and settings: in the living area, as a dining table or a work surface for the home or office. The purity of its lines is expressed in the simplicity of its construction: a beam serves as the main element supporting the crossed legs and distributing the weight on the top. In Italian, its name, Sesto, significantly evokes an arch, as the designer points out. The possibilities offered by the table and its adaptability to different settings and functions are expressed through the materials and finishes in which it is available. The top comes in extra-clear glass, porcelain stoneware or wood as well as clay and reconstructed marble finishes exclusive to Lema. The legs can be in natural ash, heat-treated oak or walnut, while the support is in metal. Its versatility lies not only in the purity of its form that makes it suitable for every interior, but also the range of choice among the variants that best suit your own space, transforming it into a unique piece.

At a glance

What is it?
Sesto is a dining table, as well as being perfect as a work table at home or the office.
What is the design concept?
Restraint: in its formal simplicity Sesto represents the archetype of the table.
How is it made?
Sesto is notable for the lightness of the rectangular top supported by the double trestle base. The top is in extra-clear glass and is also available in wood, clay and reconstructed marble finishes, and porcelain stoneware. The legs come in natural ash, heat-treated oak and walnut with metal support.
How is it produced and where?
Sesto is produced industrially and built at the Lema facility at Alzate Brianza (Como, Italy).
How is it manufactured?
Sesto is an advanced industrial product. Its plus factor lies in the attention lavished on the detailing that has always characterized Lema, an expression of its profound manufacturing culture.
What makes it special?
The seemingly simple architecture conceals a sophisticated detail in the construction of the leg, in which the T-shaped element, supporting the top, slots into the trestle.
What is it like?
Contemporary, elegant, pure.
How does the designer describe it?
“Sesto is a table with two fundamental elements: the legs and the top. It is built to an architectural scale and continues this vocabulary by reducing it to the essential minimum: two legs that cross, a beam that unites them while distributing their weight and supporting the top, exactly like a building. It is significantly called Sesto, a term in Italian applied to arches.”