B&B Italia is launching the new 2015 designs for the living area by Antonio Citterio, Patricia Urquiola, Vincent Van Duysen andNaoto Fukasawa. The brand new collection fully convey creativity, research and innovation reflecting B&B Italia’s DNA and heritage.
Oikos will present their infinite combinations of finishes for interiors and exteriors.
The main window of the B&B Itallia Store in London will celebrate the Michel Club, designed by Antonio Citterio, characterized by a traditional yet contemporary design, and Michel Effe, a more essential seating system, both evolutions of the successful Michel project started in 2012. The Store will also displays the Oskar table by Vincent Van Duysen, characterized by the harmony of proportions, volumes and materials, and the new 2015 designs of Maxalto collection, coordinated by Antonio Citterio, that welcomes the elegant Solatium seating system and the Febo dormeuse.
B&B Italia Store
250, Brompton Road - SW3 2AS London
19th - 27th September 2015
10am-6pm Mon-Sat / 12pm-5pm Sundays
Michel Club is an evolution of Michel seating system. Orientation towards a technical and formal typology that resizes proportions of the frame and the cushions makes Michel Club a more tradional yet contemporary design proposal. Its 36 modular elements, 5 otttoman and linear sofas allow for a wide range of configurations. Comfortable back cushions with a headrest and additional cushions in various sizes make the seating relaxing or suitable for conversation, but always comfortable and very elegant.discover more
With Michel Effe an important chapter is added to the successfull story that started with Michel, the first modular sofa from the series. Some of the characteristics are unaltered, such as the two depths, but it is more essential than its predecessors. It reveals a new design thanks to a simplification of the seat with a single cushion. It is thinner, but not less comfortable. Everything superfluous has been eliminated.discover more
Designed for those who love comfort and modernity, intended to be an evergreen, the Michel seating system mirrors the design philosophy of its author who shows a preference for simple shapes - pure and elegant in their linear form without any additional decoration to underscore the concept of function. The many elements can create both formal and social configurations in an extensive range of sizes. Distinctive features include the aluminium frame and the seat cushion.discover more
With the Oskar table, Vincent Van Duysen embraces the more architectural tradition of furniture design, both considering the experience of the masters and presenting its own distinctive piece that can dialogue with the space around it. In its most iconic version, the top in cathedral glass with irregular surface and light green colour perfectly matches the lacquered legs in glossy emerald green. Oskar is available in three sizes: two rectangular and one square.discover more
Solatium from the Apta Collection is the new classic seating system that includes 140 different elements. It features severe sizes softened by precious, elegant details. Its contemporary nature comes from its modular flexibility. Several different configurations are possible, playing on the double depth of the elements: linear sofas with chaise-longue terminal elements, dynamic corner sofas with armrests and backs of different heights and lastly, the ottomans. The frame is emphasized by metal profiles with bronzed nickel or black chrome finish.discover more
Febo is a family of armchairs and sofa that carries with it the memory of a traditional design distinguished by a large enveloping back without armrests. The sofas come in two sizes: a smaller one with low or high seat cushion and a larger one. The family is completed by elegant armchairs distinguished by back that can be low or high or more or less enveloping. These are available in a single material, in fabric or leather, with visible blanket stitch.discover more
Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950, started his design office in 1972, and graduated in architecture at the Milan Polytechnic in 1975. Between 1987 and 1996 he worked in association with Terry Dwan and, together, they designed buildings in Europe and Japan. In 2000, with Patricia Viel, he founded a practice for architecture and interior design, developing international complex long-term projects, at all scales and in synergy with a qualified network of specialist consultants.discover more
Vincent Van Duysen was born in Lokeren, Belgium, in 1962, and undertook a degree in Architecture at the Higher Institute of Architecture Sint-Lucas, Ghent. Between 1986 and 1987 Van Duysen worked in Milan collaborating with Aldo Cibic – Sottsass Associati, after which, in 1990, he opened his own studio in Antwerp concentrating on architecture and interiors.discover more
Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo (Spain) in 1961. Lives and works in Milan. She attended the school of architecture of Madrid polytechnic and Milan polytechnic, where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni. From 1990 to 1992 she was assistant lecturer to both Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli in Milan and Paris. From 1990 to 1996 she was responsible for the new product development office of Depadova, working with Vico Magistretti. In 1996 she became head of Lissoni associati’s design group.discover more
Naoto Fukasawa was born in Yamanashi 1956. Graduated from tama Art University’s product design department, as an in-house designer he engaged in the design of microelectronic devices including watches. In 1989, Fukasawa moved to the united states and joined ideo and it was a very rare case for Japanese product designer of that time. It was the time when silicon valley was experiencing a rapidly growth with the computer technologies and Fukasawa was mainly involved in the design of computers and electronics for companies in silicon valley, medical equipment, furniture and sporting goods.discover more
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