Italian Furniture Company Paola Lenti

100+ Piece Exhibit at LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton

A Bond of Art, Nature, and Finest Outdoor Living 




Paola Lenti, the Italian furniture brand, has accepted an invitation from LongHouse Reserve to interpret with its contemporary design furnishings this unique place where art, history, and culture are immersed in nature.

Starting June, visitors can enjoy the exclusive and colorful 100+ armchairs, sofas, poufs, tables, and parasol umbrellas displayed in five areas across the 16-acre gardens. The curated arrangements feature natural woods, rich textures, organic color palettes, as well as weather-resistant fabrics and eco-friendly fibers, which are visually striking, durable, and sustainable. 2024 also marks 30 years of creation for Paola Lenti.  


“LongHouse is a union of art and nature, with a mission to inspire living with art in all forms. Our collaboration with Paola Lenti is a true fulfillment of that mission”, shares LongHouse Director Carrie Rebora Barratt. “Paola Lenti is a master of color who took inspiration from LongHouse’s habitat to curate the palette for the exhibition. The spaces will offer LongHouse visitors very special respite from the summer sun.”

“My sister Anna Lenti and I had the honor and pleasure, a few years ago, of meeting [LongHouse Founder] Jack Lenor Larsen”, said Paola. “A sincere understanding immediately formed between us, based on a common vision of nature, its importance for humans, the benefit derived from enjoying art in all its expressions, and the role of craftsmanship as a privileged means to give soul to things. For this place, LongHouse, Larsen has intuited to be the ideal place to insert artworks accessible to everyone. We have selected products that could establish a harmonious and positive dialogue with nature and art.” 




Paola Lenti’s products, epitomizing Made-in-Italy craftsmanship, stand out for their exclusive upholstery fabrics, the result of thirty years of research and experimentation, and for their original and unmistakable colors. Within the Longhouse Reserve gardens, they find their finest expression because it is precisely from nature that Paola Lenti draws inspiration for creating her design elements, fabrics and materials.

In the Pavilion and Breezeaway areas, the warm and natural tones of the Kabà, Orlando, Harbour, and Vespucci sofas complement the orange-bordeaux accents of the Telar armchairs and the cushions in Maglia Rasata, echoing the chosen woods for the Giro table tops.

The exclusive terrace on the first floor is characterized by a range of different greens, defining a space with a strong personality: the lounge area, in particular, furnished with Ami armchairs – in the brand-new Moss fabric -, Tobit poufs, and Giro and Strap tables, separates two perfectly symmetrical dining areas. Here, Sunset tables with sassafras wood tops are complemented by Telar chairs intricately woven in turquoise-green Rope belts.

Outside, Paola Lenti products are tasked with creating informal spaces immersed in greenery and dedicated to conviviality. Otto poufs and Telar armchairs in shades of green encircle the pool overlooking the entrance of the house, while near the large pond, other Telar armchairs complement the colors of nature with their vibrant accents of yellow, fuchsia, and orange. Finally, under the Fly’s Eye Dome, the architectural sculpture designed by Buckminster Fuller, it’s once again the Otto poufs, in various shapes and sizes, that punctuate the bright green of the lawn with shades of blue, cyclamen, and purple.

 Paola Lenti designs are available to purchase at West | Out East.

On the evening of Friday June 14, there will be an opening preview party with the Paola Lenti team flying in from Italy: Anna Lenti, CEO of Paola Lenti Company, together with West Chin, founder of West | Out East will attend the event.

Nestled within the idyllic landscapes of East Hampton, Longhouse Reserve is a sanctuary in a 16-acre integrated environment where the arts and nature converge, creating a haven for those seeking inspiration and serenity. Our unique venue offers curated gardens and outdoor art installations that invite individuals to embark on a journey of discovery, connecting with the beauty that surrounds us. 

LongHouse Reserve was created by artist, collector and world-renowned textile designer and weaver Jack Lenor Larsen (1927-2020) with a mission to inspire living with art in all forms. Over the past two years, LongHouse has transitioned from a founder-led to board and staff-led public institution, serving the community with vast open space, programs in art, nature, and wellness, providing a sanctuary for Long Island and beyond. The sculpture garden, featuring more than 60 outdoor works—including permanent collection works by Buckminster FullerYoko OnoToshiko Takaezu, and Willem de Kooning, and seasonal loans from artists such as Maren HassingerKenny ScharfIsamu Noguchi, and Ai Weiwei—encourages exploration and contemplation for new and repeat visitors alike.  As of this year, the garden is fully open to the public for education and enjoyment, with a next chapter of activating Larsen’s home (a modernist structure based on the Shinto Shrine at Ise) and displaying his extensive craft and design collections.

The mission of LongHouse Reserve is to inspire living with art in all forms.  The LongHouse vision is to serve as a living case study of the ever-changing interactions between nature, people, and art. The collections, gardens, art, and programs reflect world cultures and foster a creative life. Core values of creativity, resilience, and sustainability spell out LongHouse’s intentions in the years ahead.  LongHouse puts its visitors first with a pledge to inspire creativity, offering a place for respite and community in a garden that will forever flourish without chemicals or harm to nature.


LongHouse Reserve is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 12:30pm until 5pm. A Membership allows you to visit throughout the season, and come early on Saturday mornings starting at 10:30am. General admission is $20, with half price tickets for seniors, and no charge for veterans, active-duty personnel, children under 12, and students with valid school/college ID. More information is available at



The Company was founded in 1994 in Meda, the main production district for contemporary furniture in Italy; its collections consist of seating, rugs and architectural structures for the indoor and outdoor use, conceived to meet the most diverse requirements.

Paola Lenti is recognized worldwide for the highly innovative imprint that the company has given to its fabrics and its high-end contemporary products, which are marked by a timeless design aimed to balance usefulness and beauty, functionality and aesthetics.

Studying the yarns characteristics and performances and experimenting different materials have allowed the company to develop over the years a wide range of high tech fabrics for the exteriors and, more recently, for the interior: signature upholstery textiles that represent a unique proposal because of the raw materials used and the available color palette. 

Paola Lenti products are featured by essential forms and the care for each detail; they are the result of modern technological processes combined with ancient traditional techniques, which make them versatile objects offering a high level of personalization.

In 30 years of activity, the Company has gained a strong experience in the residential sector. Through an ongoing research activity, aimed to reach high performances yet respecting the environment, Paola Lenti has built a specific know-how also in the yachting and marine sector: today the company is in a position to offer custom products according to the requirements of architects and shipyards, with whom, over the years, it has established a good cooperation relationship.

Many of the Company products have received prestigious recognitions, such as: the Red Dot Award for the sofas Move, Uptown and Harbour, for the Telar and Jardín seating and for the Kanji table; the German Design Award for the sun beds Daydream and Rams and for the Kabà sofa; the Good Design Award for the seating series Portofino and Lido, for the Bistrò parasol and for the shading structure Pavilion. Many products have been selected to be part, over the years, of ADI Design Index: among them, in 2021, the Sun chaise lounge.

The Company turnover amounts today at €42 M, 20% of which in Italy and 80% abroad. Paola Lenti employs 55 people dedicated to administrative and commercial roles and 75 people to production, totaling 130 professionals. The headquarters in Meda is divided into three production areas, adding up to 14,000 square meters, while the exhibition area exceeds 2,000 square meters, part of which indoors and part in a real garden.

Paola Lenti collections are today distributed in 60 Countries by some 300 among the most important showrooms worldwide as well as in the many flagship stores.

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Founded in East Hampton in 2014, West | Out East began with the mission to bring a fresh, vibrant take on design out east, sharing our passion for warm, modern design and the brands we love in an immersive, curated environment. The showroom, known as The Little Beach House, was converted from an old farmhouse, featuring a harmonious blend of kitchen, bath, and living areas complemented by architectural and decorative lighting as well as thoughtfully designed closets and millwork systems. West | Out East, now celebrating our 10-year anniversary, has since expanded to include showrooms in NYC, Westport, and Miami.  |  |  @west_out_east

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