LOMBRICO was made in 1967 and presented at the 1968 Triennale. In the upholstered furniture sector of the time, research was mainly conducted on the use of new materials.

The reasons that led to the development of LOMBRICO were quite precise. The modularity of the sofa was an essential requirement, providing access to the market for furniture for public spaces. From a build point of view the system was essentially comprised of two parts: a structural element made from fibreglass and a soft seating element made from polyurethane.

One of the reasons that led Marco Zanuso in that creative direction was a certain excursion into the area of product image, which was best expressed by a modular nature. The module as an aesthetic guarantee, which provides a dynamic image with its repetition and continuity. A sofa-bench design defined by the use of repetition as a visual language.