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B&B italia forms new islands and icons at milan design week 2021

B&B italia debuts new shapes at milan design week 2021

 

interior furnishings ought to be timelessly relaxing as well as stylish, at least in the minds of B&B italia. inspired by peaceful holiday destinations as well icons of fashion, the italian furniture brand’s debuts at milan design week 2021 distinguish a wide range of unique seating and surface forms that reinterpret classics and reveal complete novelties. italian designers antonio citterio and monica armani were called in for these creations.

B&B italia forms new islands and icons at milan design week 2021
antonio citterio designed the noonu sofa as if a floating, organic island

all images courtesy of B&B italia, credit santi caleca

 

 

antonio citterio creates an island of relaxation

 

designed by antonio citterio, the B&B italia noonu was named after an island of the madlives. to match, the sofa’s design appears to float, suspended in mid-air, as if an island itself. its supporting structure disappears from view whilst also being re-arrangeable in any position thanks to a roller cushion beneath the seat cushions.

B&B italia forms new islands and icons at milan design week 2021
deep seats deliver great comfort as if a bold evolution of the chaises longues

 

 

overall, the sofa design has an inviting, relaxing character. this is thanks its deep seats which guarantee extreme comfort, as if a bold evolution of the chaises longues. it comprises four basic elements: a square, rectangle and then the ‘piano’ and ‘sail’. the piano-shaped base creates a welcoming curve in the backrest that also enables the sitter to distribute cushions freely. the ‘sail’ element provides a generous, rounded and organic volume at the front that recalls its island inspiration.

 

 

 

monica armani reinterprets a classic with allure O’ and flair O’

 

a new classic is born with the B&B italia allure O’ table designed by monica armani. it renews the shape of jackie O’s iconic eyeglasses, replicating her charm, luxury and poise as a furniture piece. elliptical geometric-shaped top surfaces – either as a square or rectangle and in two different sizes – balance atop a truncated pyramid base. these delicate proportions equal each other and strike a harmony of straight lines, sinuosity of curves and voluminous forms.

B&B italia forms new islands and icons at milan design week 2021
the allure O’ table recreates the charm, luxury and poise of jackie O and her iconic sunglasses

 

 

the flair O’ chair is the perfect husband for the table. the throne-like design matches with a truncated pyramid that widens gently on the back side as it nears the floor for additional strength. the result is elegant and charming. a swivel base option, where an automatic return mechanism turns back to its initial position, makes sitting and vacating the seat easier and more elegant for dining. as well as a range of fabric choices, the chair delivers the comfort renowned to B&B italia with soft, padded seating and an enveloping shape that wraps around the user.

B&B italia forms new islands and icons at milan design week 2021
the top is available either as a square or rectangle and in two different sizes to fit four, six or eight diners

 

 

for allure O’, a new family of tables, and flair O’, a small armchair, I designed light, precise, harmonious and lasting volumes that register in a person’s memory and evoke the fantastic glamour of the 1960s,’ concludes the designer monica armani.

B&B italia forms new islands and icons at milan design week 2021
both furniture pieces sit atop truncated pyramids with rounded edges that reflect elegance

B&B italia forms new islands and icons at milan design week 2021
the base of the throne-like chair widens gently on the back side as it nears the floor for additional strength

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the delicate proportions of the table balance each other and strike a harmony of straight lines, sinuosity of curves and voluminous forms

 

 

collection info:

 

brand: B&B italia

models: noonu / allure O’ and flair O’

designers: antonio citterio / monica armani

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