Our Story ... lillus by lento

Passion Project Made in Germany

lillus is brand by lento. In 2006 we set out to create a new kind of luxurious chairs born from the passion for making distinctive pieces of furniture for elegant lounging.

Starting with an innovative larger-than-life football, it is the uniqueness of the product combining traditional sports with luxurious hand-craftsmanship and our obsession with quality that set lillus apart from the beginning.

Quality made in Germany

In the boom of the new, the past seems more valuable than ever. Each armchair is a true-to-original replica of the respective ball, has been exactly reproduced in proportion and materials. All lounge chairs and armchairs are made to order according to customer requirements. From many individual parts they are made exclusively by hand. Unique pieces with refined details are created in the tradition of craftsmanship.

Production from order to delivery takes around 4 to 6 weeks. We attach great importance to the use of high-quality materials and the Made in Germany seal of quality. We swear by domestic production in Germany: the structure of our products is far too complex, our demands on quality and originality too high to leave them in foreign hands. We prefer to take responsibility for all processes of development and production ourselves – from design, toolmaking, the construction of the respective basic shape to the cutting of fabrics and leather and upholstery. And can ensure a high-quality finish. Not without pride, we say: This quality and uniqueness is sought in vain all over the world.

Fascination with leather

Handcrafted masterpieces: For lillus we searched worldwide for extraordinary leathers. The materials needed to show imperfections and tell the lived history of sports – the story of all those balls that have been well used and much loved.

You have to see it and feel it … The vintage covers for our football chairs are even more evocative of the special feeling of bygone days, of an individualism that has become rare now. The materials are an obvious reference to the Roaring Sixties and Seventies, visually anticipating the natural aging process. They will continue to gather experience as they are used, developing a fine patina and even more character; they will take on traces, wrinkles, a special grip. And they will continue to tell each model’s story.


Behind lento is a creative team with plenty of experience and a great passion for modern, high-quality furniture made in Germany.

The history of lento is very simple: it was born because and for dynamic office chairs. For over 16 years, lento mostly revolves around products for office and work environments focusing on development, manufacturing and B2B sales of ergonomic chairs and furniture.

With the character-driven models from the international premium brand lillus, lento has carved out a successful niche – out of love of sports, with passion and expertise. It’s Style before competition! With lillus everything revolves around sports! It’s our passion project that combines enthusiasm for sports with the refined style of the best classics. Very independent and worldwide unique, lillus addresses itself to contract but also private customers.


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