The company distinguished itself from its inception for its innovative industrial approach to manufacturing in contrast to the small traditional artisan competitors typical of the sector. Based in Novedrate (Como), north of Milan, the firm’s prestigious headquarters were designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers in 1972.
B&B Italia’s products have contributed to the history of Italian design. A history based on technology, creativity, and that inherent style that has made Italy famous throughout the world , establishing the “Made in Italy” brand that has been exported to international markets. The B&B Italia furniture collection has its roots in its ability to reflect contemporary culture and the capacity to respond quickly to the ever changing lifestyles, habits and requirements. Modern furniture elements that are distinctive and characterised by exceptional quality and timeless elegance. The result of the unique union between creativity, innovation and industrial know-how.
The strong relationships with international designers and continual research, have always been key factors in the strategic development of the company. The unique elements of each product are the direct result of the on- going research, creativity and quality that form part of the DNA of the company. This approach has contributed to B&B Italia being presented with numerous prestigious awards , including no less than 4 Compasso D‘Oro prizes, the most prestigious honor in the field of Italian industrial design.
The two collections have unique brands and individual identities yet express the same philosophy, namely a balanced blend of innovation and design to create products, whose unique style and elegance are unmistakable.
B&B Italia products are unique furnishing elements in which design, research, creativity and technology develop together, interpreting contemporary trends. The context however can vary, from home environments (B&B Italia brand), outdoor spaces (B&B Italia Outdoor collection) and furniture for offices/public areas (B&B Italia Project collection).
The Contract Division of the company is dedicated to complete turnkey projects. The Division is service-oriented and is expert in the management and coordination of the most intricate and complex interior projects, including the engineering and development of the solution through to the logistics of supply and installation. The Division operates across a wide range of sectors including hotel/hospitality, retail, offices, public institutions and cruise liners.
The company's international philosophy is reflected in its products and its significant and wide reaching distribution. Present in more than 80 countries worldwide, it has over the years created an exclusive network of highly professional points of sale. It has also cemented its direct presence with the opening of wholly owned flagship stores in leading capital cities around the world. Due to its leading role in terms of design, quality and prestige, B&B Italia was chosen as a founding member of the Altagamma organization. A distinguished association that brings together leading Italian companies in the luxury sector that are chosen as leaders in their fields and are expressions of the Italian culture and style throughout the world.