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.
Designers Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien recently launched Bay, an outdoor seating collection that explores the traditions of weaving, and craftsmanship, and continues the duo’s collaboration with B&B Italia that began with the Almora chair four years ago.
Featuring new designs fresh from Milan Design Week, Space Furniture launches the iconic B&B Italia collection with a series of new look interiors that explore the creative collaboration between the two groups which began over 30 years ago.
While the Venice Architecture Biennale is in full swing, more space goes inside the 16th century Palazzo Papadopoli now home to the Aman Grand Canal Hotel. Originally designed n 1570 the latest intervention by Jean-Michel Gathy embraces the palace’s opulent history, layering it with a curated collection of contemporary design.
While the 1980s are back in a big way in the fashion houses of Paris and Milan, the furniture industry is also having a revival – or in this case a relaunch – of one Italian-Austrian designer Paolo Piva, and his most famous design the Alanda.
For Reykjavik-based architects Basalt, it is the geographic context deep in the lava on a private inlet of the titular lagoon that shaped The Retreat, a new addition to the Blue Lagoon Hotel recently nominated for a prestigious Mies van der Rohe award and featuring furniture by B&B Italia and Maxalto.
Milan Design Week is over for another year and the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, installations, parties, talks and exhibitions have delivered. With the help of the Space team, more space has gathered together a list of our top 18 in 2018 – a roll call of our favourite chairs, tables, armchairs, beds, sofas and lights by some of the most exciting designers and manufacturers on show.
The Triennale design museum is buzzing and the playful 'Temple in the Forest' pavilion at Palazzo Litta by artist Asif Khan has become one of the week's best places to relax. more space makes a beeline for Porro, GTV and the work of legendary architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni inside the frescoed hall of the Umanitaria. Here is what we discovered on day four.
On the bustling streets of Milan where the design world has arrived for seven days of festivities, more space visits Moooi, Cassina, B&B Italia, Giorgetti and SP01 to see new designs and exhibitions and survey the installations around the city that are drawing crowds and feeding Instagram. Here is our snapshot from day one of the fair.
Nestled amongst pristine rainforest in Byron Bay, the newly renovated Byron at Byron is the first resort by Sydney-based design firm Luchetti Krelle. more space caught up with Rachel Luchetti to discuss the brief, the new restaurant for chef Matthew Kemp, and the design influence of the traditional Australian verandah.
Designer of prefab houses for Muji, household objects for his own brand Plus Minus Zero, and projects for Issey Miyake, Vitra and more, here we look at Naoto Fukasawa's newest designs for B&B Italia. Described by Fukasawa as "like making a sculpture out of Carrara marble blocks", Harbor is a collection that poetically conjures function from the purest of form.