The Architectural Record's Josephine Minutillo gets first dibs during media day, the unofficial first day of the Milan Furniture Fair. The 53rd edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (International Furniture Fair) officially gets underway tomorrow, but Monday in Milan is an opportunity to preview events and product introductions throughout the city center, before the trek to the Massimiliano Fuksas-designed fairgrounds in the Eastern suburb of Rho.
High-end kitchen and bath line Boffi celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2014, revisiting designs by the likes of Marc Sadler and Piero Lissoni over the decades. B&B Italia, on the other hand, faces its first Salone without charismatic company founder Piero Busnelli, who died in January. Exhibiting as always from its sprawling showroom on fashionable Via Durini, B&B relied on longtime collaborators Antonio Citterio and Patricia Urquiola, who designed an elegant garden and poolside seating line to enhance the outdoor collection B&B began in 2007, and a series of tufted sofas respectively.
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The story of Mart can be traced back to the 1960s and a time of huge social change. For the founder of B&B Italia, Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, that meant looking for ideas in sometimes unexpected places. A chance encounter with a rubber duck manufacturer in the UK became the catalyst for a new way to make sofas, and continues to underpin the furniture group’s philosophy for innovation and collaboration.
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.
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.
More Space looks at long-time collaborator Antonio Citterio one of the group’s most successful design partners – while also reviewing his latest collection, the very classic Édouard.
Family founded and driven by innovation, the early years of B&B Italia go back to 1966 when Italian manufacturers were in the midst of inventing a brand new industry – design.
Doshi Levien’s Do-Maru armchair for B&B Italia draws on the studio’s diverse cultural influences, and continues their distinctive design language first introduced to the Italian furniture brand in 2014.
B&B Italia celebrates their 50th birthday in 2016 and to start celebrations they have launched a short film.
The iconic UP5 armchair is one of the most recognisable designs of the 20th century. Did you know B&B Italia has a pint-size version called the UP Junior?