FAT-SOFA

Round, soft and sinuous shapes: this series of floor-standing seats without a metal base offers a new expression of comfort. The double-colour versions and those that mix leather and fabric are original with horizontal and vertical surfaces establishing a dialogue with each other through nuances of shades or with stronger contrasts. Once again in B&B Italia’s history a product merges original shapes and technological innovation which, in this case, are represented by the use of slow-return viscoelastic foam that gradually adapts itself to the body and its posture.

THEO

The atypical form of the Theo armchair seems to mark the start of a new creative season for Vincent Van Duysen. The Belgian designer displays greater freedom and imagination while never betraying his unmistakable mastery of details. In his work he draws from an architectural vision and builds a form with constructivist references. Theo has a suspended, floating seat that contrasts its base. This is an armchair that can convey diverse languages through its different covers and readily lends itself to customisation.

PICCOLA PAPILIO

Butterflies in flight. The design image was that of a chair that would "welcome" gracefully - with the graceful movement of a butterfly - which in Latin is called a "papilio". Grande Papilio was designed with fluidity around an upside-down truncated cone. The ample space of its large upper back and the curved shape of its cosy seat are a clear signs of a desire to offer maximum comfort to anyone who wants to sit it this chair. This is a truly iconic product, even though its aesthetics were not a high priority according to the designer. Fukasawa, who puts people's behaviour before an interest for shape, said: “I wanted the chair to look naturally comfortable, to have the same shape that relaxation would have if it were represented by an image." The wings that extend at the sides of the chair emphasise the sensation of comfort: in the chair and the small armchair, they help support the hips and the back; in the Grande Papilio chair and the Love Papilio sofa, they cushion the head to offer isolation and tranquillity. The same spirit of simplicity, immediacy and comfort have guided the functional development of the entire Papilio series: the Grande Papilio and Piccola Papilio armchairs, the chairs Papilio and Mini Papilio, the Love Papilio sofa and the Papilio bed.

GRANDE PAPILIO

Butterflies in flight. The design image was that of a chair that would "welcome" gracefully - with the graceful movement of a butterfly - which in Latin is called a "papilio". Grande Papilio was designed with fluidity around an upside-down truncated cone. The ample space of its large upper back and the curved shape of its cosy seat are a clear signs of a desire to offer maximum comfort to anyone who wants to sit it this chair. This is a truly iconic product, even though its aesthetics were not a high priority according to the designer. Fukasawa, who puts people's behaviour before an interest for shape, said: “I wanted the chair to look naturally comfortable, to have the same shape that relaxation would have if it were represented by an image." The wings that extend at the sides of the chair emphasise the sensation of comfort: in the chair and the small armchair, they help support the hips and the back; in the Grande Papilio chair and the Love Papilio sofa, they cushion the head to offer isolation and tranquillity. The same spirit of simplicity, immediacy and comfort have guided the functional development of the entire Papilio series: the Grande Papilio and Piccola Papilio armchairs, the chairs Papilio and Mini Papilio, the Love Papilio sofa and the Papilio bed.

LAZY '05

Easy with large seat and backrest, it is designed to fit into any space. The cover is fitted on a steel frame and offers both the self-coloured version and the option of combining contrasting shades between the underseat and the external surface.

ALMORA

“The magic and mystery of Almora is that the screws are invisible!” say the design duo Doshi Levien. The materials used to make the armchair seem to be fit together like the components of a piece of jewellery. There is actually a hidden mechanical joint that connects the two conical shells, one for the seat and one for the back, and a third element - the headrest that inserts into the back, but looks like it is slightly detached.Almora is named after the Indian region that offers a breath-taking view of the Himalayas and, quoting its designers, it longs to be “a haven from the world, a place for contemplation and reading from where one can admire magnificent snow-capped peaks. As protective as a second skin, enveloping like a soft blanket”.  It is a sensual play on shapes and a combination of materials chosen because their characteristics evoke sensations of comfort: “when you touch this object, you must be immediately at ease, it must give the idea that it embraces you”, the same sort of design feeling that the two designers had in their lives and professional decisions. They have become quite famous in the past decade for their original approach, which forms a synthesis of technology and artisan craftsmanship, artistic vision and cultural plurality.

SAKÉ

SAKé signals the beginning of Piero Lissoni’s collaboration with B&B Italia. The design begins from a strongly contemporary seating system distinguished by a careful search for formal balance. Seats in three sizes (cm 175, 210 and 270), with embracing or linear backs and arms of various dimensions added harmoniously to create a sofa adapted to the customer’s space and personal taste.

MICHEL

The elegant contemporary style of Michel takes on more classic tones in Michel Club, due to the differently proportioned seat cushion and base, and more a rigorous style in Michel Effe.This variety in the product range makes it possible to organise different types and methods of use, from formal to casual. A common denominator of the three seating systems is the wide variety of elements that make it possible to interpret the living space with extreme flexibility: 34 linear and modular elements and five ottomans.

DIESIS

Technology, elegance, ergonomics and comfort. Diesis has entered the history of contemporary design, appreciated by the international public. A classic project of modern tradition, this piece exhibits fine craftsmanship for the leather-working processes, while taking full advantage of new technologies in order to optimise quality and product lifetime. The metal load bearing structure defines the seat, back and armrests with precision, which look like soft padded cushions. Minimalism is expressed clearly in the design, which differentiates between structural and non-structural elements. The three-seat sofa was created to be set in the centre of a room like a work of art.The original objective of the project is clear - to create an elegant formal sofa with a classic look, according to the design orientation of the Modern Movement. As for the projects in the years 1925-1929, also in this case, they went through the complete separation of the structure and the padded parts. The sofa structure is in die-cast with a hollow steel bar inserted in the interior to increase elastic resistance of the legs. The underseat frame is make from bonding two pieces of metal sheet. Other details, such as the steel comb-shaped back in harmonic steel covered in leather, the cast brass parts and the leather which is micro-perforated for aeration, have all become characteristic and decorative - which denotes the careful attention dedicated to this product and its strong personality.

CHARLES 20

"Charles is a tribute to design in the 50s and 60s. Charles here obviously refers to Charles Eames. I think this is the ideal way to state design references, similarities, and contaminations. I think it's important to recognize these aspects. Each architect's and designer's work will learn from others 'works, but often they tend to choose to copy others' works: this is the * easiest way. In my case, I try not to copy, but to choose Understand all aspects of absorbing the master's works. Some similarities are more spiritual similarities than physical similarities, which means that there are no similar products from the 1950s or 1960s as Charles. However, The fact that these products contain certain elements that I have extracted from Charles's work remains the same. Compared to just recreating the shape, I am deeply interested in recreating its spirit. Therefore, I think that only the design is publicly stated The reference to Charles's spirit is appropriate, even if the reference is nominal.

MICHEL CLUB

The elegant contemporary style of Michel takes on more classic tones in Michel Club, due to the differently proportioned seat cushion and base, and more a rigorous style in Michel Effe.This variety in the product range makes it possible to organise different types and methods of use, from formal to casual. A common denominator of the three seating systems is the wide variety of elements that make it possible to interpret the living space with extreme flexibility: 34 linear and modular elements and five ottomans.

CHARLES LARGE

The name? Charles is a tribute to the design of the 1950s and 60s. The name refers obviously to Charles Eames, the American designer, architect and film director who always sustained that “The details are not the details. They make the design” They are actually elements that make design meaningful. This concept is enough to tell the story of Charles, B&B Italia's longest and best seller, and the design strength shows in the details: the upside-down L foot and the slender raised base both confer an image of lightness to the sofa.A leading piece in contemporary lifestyle, it became a reference model in the world of design. The light image accentuated by the essential design of the die-cast aluminium feet make Charles into a sofa with a decidedly contemporary look, a product of great formal elegance that goes well beyond the current times and fashions. The spatial concept behind the project by Antonio Citterio is innovative: a system that can be used to create new compositions - two or three seat sofas, sofas with a chaise longue addition and a corner sofa. The line also includes a broad selection of modular elements to satisfy any furnishing need, including the most personal desire for comfort.

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