Ayana, the outdoor collection by Naoto Fukasawa, and Gli Scacchi, the seats/small tables by Mario Bellini, received the prestigious 2021 Wallpaper * Design Award, respectively for the 'Best Outdoor Entertaining' and 'Best Reissues' categories.
The Wallpaper* Design Award is the annual prize that Wallpaper*, the international leading magazine in the fields of architecture, design, fashion, lifestyle and travel, gives to people, places, products and projects which have distinguished themselves during the previous year and set the trends in the world.
Minimalist and innovative, the Ayana collection becomes a new chapter in the story that connects B&B Italia to Naoto Fukasawa. It sees wood as the protagonist, interpreted in an unusual way, witha pleasant oriental touch. If the depths and heights are a clear reference to the south-east Asian tradition, the backrest recalls a Swedish wall bar, an exercise equipment turned into a load-bearing element.discover more
The flexible nature of Camaleonda continues and is completed by Gli Scacchi, the chess pieces, a series of accessories designed by Mario Bellini to become additional tables or seats. The three pieces that make up the series are inspired by the game of chess, in particular the queen, the knight and the rook (hence the Italian names Regina, Cavallo, Torre), light and easy to move like on a chessboard. “They are among the most playful pieces of furniture I have ever designed”, Bellini states, underlining the free and amusing spirit they bring to interiors.discover more