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.

Held at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Wednesday 12 October, guests gathered to watch the film B&B Italia. Poetry in the shape. When design meets industry. 

Following the film, everyone headed to the MCA's spectacular Sculpture Terrace where they mingled among some of the most iconic pieces from the B&B Italia collection while enjoying a view of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

On display was the Husk collection by Patricia Urquiola, Naoto Fukasawa's Papilio series, and the Up series by Gaetano Pesce including the unforgettable red and white striped Big Mama which appeared against the view of the Sydney Opera House.

Celebrations in Melbourne and Brisbane will be held in coming weeks

Photos by Neil Fenelon