B&B Italia has opened its first store in Mexico City at the Park Plaza. One of the greenest buildings in Mexico, it harvests all of its rainwater, has a thermal insulating façade, cascading gardens and an all-green roof.
This new showroom in Mexico City follows in the footsteps of the group's first shop in Vienna, Austria, which opened in May this year. While so many international fashion and design brands flounder, B&B Italia is a family-run design success story that continues to grow around the world by developing strong local partnerships.
With the internationally celebrated modernist Pulitzer-prize winning architect Luis Barragán setting the local scene, this new venture into Mexico represents an optimism in the local economy as the country develops a taste for international design on the back of its strong cultural history.
Exploring the many rich and diverse sounds of Mexico, in late 2012 Domus magazine commissioned a series of musical mix tapes curated by architect Alberto Bustamante. Sometimes nostalgic and often rebellious, the works are all produced by local Mexican musicians whose work responds to a theme set by Alberto – The Sound of Nuevo Norte, Bamerette and Atlacomulco. Have a listen at Domus online here.
Denfair in Melbourne is the new kid on the design block and has quickly established itself as the go-to place for emerging and established furniture design brands, textiles and art, as well as object design that was focused this year on the blossoming collaborations between culinary creatives and their design counterparts.
For me, making a magical house is a bit like cooking. It is never just one ingredient that makes it great, and a lot of it has to do with the love, with the care, attention and time - you just can’t do it fast, it’s part of an ongoing story that is largely autobiographical.
See inside the home of surgeon Terry Wu which features in the ‘A Life Individual’ campaign for Space Furniture – "I feel a deep responsibility to nurture and support cultural endeavours", Wu explains, "both for the community and for our children’s future."
The documentary film 'B&B Italia. Poetry in the shape. When design meets industry' tells the story of the company’s extraordinary path between creativity, technology and innovation.
A place full of personality and whimsy, we visit the Melbourne home of interior stylist Danika Rehfisch which features in the ‘A Life Individual’ campaign for Space Furniture.
Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levian draw inspiration from the cultural richness of the world, working on design projects as diverse as the Do-Maru collection for B&B Italia, to transformative design for Finnish technology group Nokia.
Meet Andrew Parr, award winning interior designe, and Stacey Pavlov, hairdresser and salon owner, in their Melbourne home which features in the latest ‘A Life Individual’ campaign for Space Furniture.
more space takes you inside the home of celebrated playwright Joanna Murray-Smith who stars in the latest ‘A Life Individual’ campaign for Space Furniture.
Space Furniture's celebrations of B&B Italia's 50th Anniversary continue. On Wednesday 19 October, guests gathered at Melbourne's Federation Square to celebrate the incredible history of the Italian brand.
Space Furniture is hosting a series of events across Australia in October and November to celebrate B&B Italia's 50th Anniversary. The first event in Sydney saw the landmark Italian company celebrated against the backdrop of a spectacular skyline.