In 2016 the Italian furniture house B&B Italia turns 50 which in many ways seems young.
Certainly the group's passion for innovation and design has been consistent from the start when Piero Busnelli launched the brand and changed the direction of Italian design forever.
That approach has developed over the five decades, blending the traditional craftsmanship of regional Italy with the latest technologies and techniques.
It's a fascinating story and more space will begin a series of profiles and interviews in early 2016 – for now here is a short of the film B&B Italia commissioned to tell their story.
Design takes centre stage in a short film created by Italian furniture brand B&B Italia in collaboration with OffiCine and Elle Decor Italia. Inside a classic Milanese apartment, life unfolds around the Atoll sofa designed by Antonio Citterio. and an elegant set created by Studio Silenzi.
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.