al2 is a design brand, which was born in 2013 with the mission of rethinking furniture production and restudying the use of it. A team of optimistic people full of enthusiasm, decided to create a new brand capable of offering the world, unique and high-standard furniture.
A remarkable and certified production with over 50 years of history, combined with awarded designers and the contribution of experienced executives with strong perception on the fields of international markets, marketing and communication, compose the form of al2. The brand felt the need to rethink the materials, the level of safety that is applied, wear out their capabilities and improve their environmental viability.
Creation, innovation and authenticity are the three main pillars of al2 that are reflected across its items and philosophy. Design for al2 is not just the production of a beautiful item but is also a targeted research and the everyday expressions of feeling and passion. These are the symptoms of an artistic concern that keeps al2 in touch with the world of creation. Every contact with the world of design contributes to the maturation of a personal critic opinion and eventually adds to the effort for a better life quality.
I believe in man and his ability to create. I believe in a free and expressive society. A society of wisdom and humanism. I believe in the words solidarity and future. I create to feel free!
Roberto Rota was born in Milan in 1980. He studied Architecture at the Politecnico of Milano, where, after graduating with honors, he began an academic career as didactic researcher and contractor at B.E.S.T department, in the Sustainable Design unit. Actually he is Visiting Lecturer at the GSSI in L'Aquila, teaching Advanced Tools for Design. He writes for Italian and English design magazines and a he is consultant in Design Driven Innovation for the Chamber of Commerce of Bergamo. With Italian companies he exhibited at international furniture fairs and collaborates with the Nilufar Gallery in Milan. In 2015 he opened ATE ROTE Design Office.