Sofas

Armchairs

Chairs

Tables

Low Tables

Beds

Wall Units

B&B ITALIA - Contemporary Furniture.. ITALY

HISTORY :

THE ORIGINS
THE COMPANY WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1966 AS C&B (CASSINA & BUSNELLI) AS A RESULT OF THE INSIGHT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP OF ITS CHARISMATIC FOUNDER, PIER AMBROGIO BUSNELLI. IT INSTANTLY DISTINGUISHED ITSELF FOR ITS CALLING TO PROMOTE INNOVATION, BOTH IN TERMS OF PRODUCT DESIGN AND OF MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES, BECOMING THE ACKNOWLEDGED INTERNATIONAL LANDMARK FOR UPHOLSTERED MODELS. ESPECIALLY BRILLIANT TECHNOLOGICAL INSIGHT LED THE COMPANY TO IMPROVE THE SECTOR WITH AN INDUSTRIAL APPROACH TO THE PRODUCTION OF UPHOLSTERED MODELS. WITH THE CONTRIBUTION OF PRESTIGIOUS DESIGNERS, ITS INNOVATIVE

THE ‘60S
DRIVE EXTENDED OVER THE YEARS TO OTHER DOMESTIC FURNISHING SECTORS, FINALLY REACHING CONTRACT AND OUTDOOR FURNISHINGS.THE COMPANY FEELS THE MODERNISATION AND INDUSTRIALISATION PROCESS OF THE COUNTRY AS A DRIVE TO INITIATE DARING EXPERIMENTATION. IT INSTANTLY ESTABLISHES A DIALOGUE BETWEEN ITALIAN DESIGN CULTURE AND INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONALS. THE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION OF INJECTION MOULDING (COLD POLYURETHANE FOAM MOULDING) YIELDS THE ICONS OF DESIGN, SUCH AS UP,CORONADOLOMBRICO AND AMANTA

THE ‘70S
AT A TIME OF ARTISTIC TURMOIL ENLIVENED BY NEW MODES OF EXPRESSION AND DARING TONES, THE COMPANY PLAYS A LEADING ROLE EVEN IN TERMS OF COMMUNICATION. OLIVIERO TOSCANI DESIGNS THE CAMPAIGN THAT LAUNCHES LE BAMBOLE (DESIGN MARIO BELLINI, COMPASSO D’ORO IN 1972): THE PROVOCATIVE IMAGES OF DONNA JORDAN WHO INSPIRED ANDY WARHOL HIGHLIGHT B&B ITALIA'S INNOVATIVE DRIVE. 1973 MARKS AN ESSENTIAL STAGE IN THE HISTORY OF THE COMPANY. PIER AMBROGIO BUSNELLI PURCHASES CASSINA'S SHARES AND CHANGES THE NAME OF THE COMPANY TO B&B ITALIA. MAXALTO IS ESTABLISHED IN 1975. RESEARCH LOOKS TO THE PAST BY REVISITING THE 

THE ‘80S
YEARS OF RADICAL CHANGES. THE FUTURE HOLDS THE DUAL CHALLENGE OF PROMISE AND THREAT. HENCE CULTURE DEVELOPS BY MERGING TRADITION AND EXPERIMENTATION. THE WARDROBE SISAMO DESIGNED BY STUDIO KAIROS WINS THE COMPASSO D’ORO AWARD IN 1984, RANKING B&B ITALIA AS A LEADER FOR INNOVATION EVEN IN THE SECTOR OF BEDROOM FURNISHINGS. B&B ITALIA CHANGES THE RULES OF THE GAME FOR UPHOLSTERED MODELS BY LAUNCHING A TYPOLOGICAL REVOLUTION WITH THE UNMISTAKABLE SITY (COMPASSO D’ORO, 1987), THE FIRST CONCEPT OF A “SEATING SYSTEM” ENHANCED BY MULTIPLE COMPOSITIONAL OPTIONS: “NO SITY IS THE SAME AS ANOTHER SITY.” MAXALTO CONTINUES ITS RESEARCH WITH AFRA AND TOBIA SCARPA, AND PRESENTS DAMASCO [1989] AND DOMINO. THE 1989 COMPASSO D’ORO AWARD MARKS A MILESTONE AS IT IS THE FIRST TIME THE PRIZE IS ASSIGNED TO A COMPANY. THE EVENT UNDERSCORES B&B ITALIA'S ROLE IN THE PROGRESS OF ITALIAN DESIGN.

THE ‘90S
THE GENERAL SCENARIO SHOWS SIGNS OF RECOVERY. STRENGTHENED BY HIGH IMPACT PROJECTS, B&B ITALIA WINS INTERNATIONAL INTEREST WITH FURNISHINGS OF THE CALIBRE OFDOMUS (1989), HARRY (1995) AND CHARLES (1997), DESIGNED BY ANTONIO CITTERIO. THE FORMER TRANSFORMS AND REINVENTS THE WALLS OF HOMES WITH A BOOKCASE/SHELVED WALL SYSTEM DESIGNED WITH AN INNOVATIVE VERTICAL SLIDING MECHANISM FOR THE DOOR. HARRY ANDCHARLES IINTRODUCE A NEW CONCEPT OF PURE AND LINEAR DESIGN THAT MERGES AESTHETIC AND FUNCTIONAL RIGOUR (INTRODUCTION OF THE CONCEPT OF A CHAISE LONGUE TERMINAL ELEMENT). A DECISIVE CHANGE FOR MAXALTO. 

THE 2000S
THE MILLENNIUM DAWNS ON EVENTS THAT FORM NEW POLITICAL AND CULTURAL BALANCES. IN THESE YEARS, WHICH ARE MARKED BY ONGOING CHANGES, ITALIAN DESIGN TREADS THE PATH OF INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS. AS IN OTHER HISTORICAL MOMENTS, B&B ITALIA ESTABLISHES PRIVILEGED RELATIONS WITH CERTAIN DESIGNERS, THUS DESIGNING PROJECTS OF REMARKABLE IMPORTANCE. P. URQUIOLA STARTS HER PARTNERSHIP WITH PROJECTS FAT-FAT AND LENS(2002-2003), CONSOLIDATES IT WITH TUFTY-TIMEAND LAZY (2005)AND ACCOMPANIES B&B ITALIA WITH THE CANASTA (2007) COLLECTION ON ITS DEBUT ON THE SCENE OF OUTDOOR FURNISHINGS. RELATIONS WITH THE JAPANESE 

THE 2010S
THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC CRISIS FURTHER ACCELERATES B&B ITALIA'S COMMITMENT TO RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, KEY FACTORS THAT ARE AN INTRINSIC PART OF ITS DNA AND THE DRIVING FORCE OF ITS INTERNATIONAL GROWTH. THE DECADE OPENS WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE TWO BESTSELLERS, NAMELY BEND-SOFA BY PATRICIA URQUIOLA (2010) AND RAY BY ANTONIO CITTERIO (2010). LATER, IN 2011, AN UNUSUAL DESIGN IS CONCEIVED FOR HUSK, THE FAMILY OF SEATS DESIGNED BY PATRICIA URQUIOLA THAT CONFIRM B&B ITALIA'S FOCUS ON ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY. THIS DARING DESIGN FOR INTERIORS IS LATER TRANSLATED INTO AN ORIGINAL OUTDOOR VERSION CENTRED ON 

PRODUCTS HISTORY
B&B ITALIA PRODUCTS HAVE CONTRIBUTED TOWARDS WRITING THE HISTORY OF ITALIAN DESIGN. VISIT THE WEBSITE TO DISCOVER “AN INDUSTRY FOR DESIGN,” THE HISTORY OF B&B ITALIA RELATED THROUGH ITS MOST SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS, FROM 1966 TO DATE.

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PROFILE AND PHILOSOPHY

FOUNDED IN 1966 AS THE RESULT OF THE ENTREPRENEURIAL FARSIGHTEDNESS OF PIERO AMBROGIO BUSNELLI, B&B ITALIA IS A LEADING ITALIAN COMPANY IN THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE OF DESIGN FURNISHINGS FOR BOTH HOME (B&B ITALIA HOME DIVISION) AND CONTRACT PURPOSES (B&B ITALIA CONTRACT DIVISION). THE FIRM DISTINGUISHED ITSELF FROM THE ONSET FOR ITS INDUSTRIAL CALLING BY INTRODUCING A MANAGERIAL APPROACH TO CORPORATE ORGANISATION, THUS GOING AGAINST THE HANDCRAFTING, FAMILY-RUN RATIONALE TYPICAL OF THE SECTOR. BASED IN THE NORTH OF MILAN, THE FIRM’S PRESTIGIOUS HEADQUARTERS WERE DESIGNED BY R. PIANO AND R. ROGERS IN 1972. ITS PRODUCTS HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO WRITING THE HISTORY OF ITALIAN DESIGN, THE ADVENTUROUS HISTORY OF THE SUCCESS OF TASTE, TECHNOLOGIES AND CREATIVITY THAT HAVE MADE ITALY FAMOUS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AND DISTRIBUTED THE “MADE IN ITALY” BRAND ON INTERNATIONAL MARKETS. THE COLLECTION OF B&B ITALIA FURNISHINGS ISSUES FROM THE SKILL TO REPRESENT CONTEMPORARY CULTURE AND TO PROMPTLY RESPOND TO THE EVOLUTION OF LIVING HABITS AND REQUIREMENTS. MODERN FURNISHING ELEMENTS THAT ARE STRONGLY DISTINCTIVE AND CHARACTERISED BY EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY AND TIMELESS ELEGANCE ARE THE RESULT OF THE UNIQUE UNION OF CREATIVITY, INNOVATION AND INDUSTRIAL KNOW-HOW. 

RESEARCH, WHICH HAS ALWAYS BEEN A KEY STRATEGIC FACTOR IN THE CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT POLICY, IS CONDUCTED BY THE INTERNAL R&D CENTRE THAT IS A REAL FORGE OF CULTURAL MEETINGS AND EXPERIENCES, STRONGLY FUELLED BY PARTNERSHIPS WITH INTERNATIONAL DESIGNERS. THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF EACH PRODUCT CONVEY THE VALUES OF RESEARCH, CREATIVITY AND QUALITY THAT FORM THE DNA OF THE COMPANY. 

BY DISTINGUISHING ITSELF ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE FOR INNOVATION, QUALITY, DESIGN AND PRESTIGE, BOTH IN THE SECTOR OF HOME FURNISHINGS THROUGH THE TWO BRANDS B&B ITALIA AND MAXALTO, AND IN THE CONTRACT SECTOR, B&B ITALIA HAS JOINED THE ALTAGAMMA FOUNDATION THAT CONVERGES ITALIAN COMPANIES OF INTERNATIONAL REPUTE, WHICH OPERATE IN THE UPSCALE RANGE OF THE MARKET AND EXPRESS ITALIAN CULTURE AND STYLE IN CORPORATE AND PRODUCT MANAGEMENT 

 
 

CERTIFICATIONS

ON 18.12.1997, B&B ITALIA OBTAINED ITS FIRST CORPORATE QUALITY SYSTEM CERTIFICATION FOR THE LINES OF UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE AND FURNISHING ACCESSORIES WITH CERTIFICATE N° 118 I.C.I.L.A./C.I.S.Q.

B&B ITALIA THEN DECIDED TO ADAPT CORPORATE ORGANISATION TO OBTAIN THE QUALITY CERTIFICATION FOR ALL ITS PROPRIETARY FACTORIES, IN COMPLIANCE WITH STANDARD UNI EN I.S.O. 9001:2008..
HENCE, THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A CORPORATE QUALITY SYSTEM..
THE PRIORITY AND ESSENTIAL OBJECTIVE OF SAID QUALITY SYSTEM IS TO APPLY, UPDATE AND CONSOLIDATE THE OVERALL RULES ESTABLISHED BY THE COMPANY TO PROTECT CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.


 





 

GOOD
NEWS

THE DYNAMISM AND PERSONALITY OF B&B ITALIA ARE EXPRESSED THROUGH A SET
OF INITIATIVEAND ACTIVITIES THAT ALLOW THE COMPANY TO INTERACT WITH ITS PUBLIC
THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. IN THIS SECTION YOU WILL FIND THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS
AND NEWS TO BE REMEMBERED, INCLUDING EVENTS, TRADE FAIRS, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
AND MUCH MORE BESIDES.

 

10.06.2016

STORES NEWS

B&B ITALIA IN BUSAN



B&B ITALIA FINDS AN IDEAL LOCATION IN THE NEW SHOWROOM OPENED BY INFINI IN BUSAN, THE SECOND LARGEST CITY IN KOREA, IN THE VIBRANT AREA OF HAEUNDAE,...
 

06.06.2016

STORES NEWS

B&B ITALIA OPENS IN TAICHUNG



THE PARTNERSHIP WITH BON MAISON CONTINUES WITH THE OPENING OF THE B&B ITALIA TAICHUNG STORE. LOCATED IN THE ENTRANCE OF AN EXCLUSIVE SHOPPING...

 

01.06.2016

STORES NEWS

A NEW MAXALTO SPACE IN TAPEI



THE STORE B&B ITALIA TAIPEI, INAUGURATED IN 2014, HAS BEEN EXTENDED BY ADDING 300 SQM, DEDICATED EXCLUSIVELY TO THE MAXALTO COLLECTIONS, TO...

 

25.05.2016

STORES NEWS

B&B ITALIA IN INDIA



THE PRESTIGIOUS TRUMP TOWER WILL HOUSE SPAZIO, A NEW IMPORTANT SHOWROOM IN PUNE WITH 500 SQM DEDICATED TO B&B ITALIA AND MAXALTO...
 

24.05.2016

EVENTS & FAIRS

B&B ITALIA AT BIENNALE DI ARCHITETTURA 2016



DURING THE 15TH INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION (FROM MAY 28 TO NOVEMBER 27), B&B ITALIA WILL JOIN THE MILANO DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL EVENT HELD...

 

12.05.2016

EVENTS & FAIRS

ICFF 2016 @ B&B ITALIA STORE 58TH STREET



THE B&B ITALIA STORES IN NEW YORK WILL CELEBRATE ICFF PRESENTING A SELECTION OF THE NEW 2016 PRODUCTS DESIGNED BY ANTONIO CITTERIO: THE NEW...

 

12.05.2016

EVENTS & FAIRS

ICFF 2016 @ B&B ITALIA STORE SOHO



THE B&B ITALIA STORES IN NEW YORK WILL CELEBRATE ICFF PRESENTING A SELECTION OF THE NEW 2016 PRODUCTS DESIGNED BY ANTONIO CITTERIO: THE NEW...

 

19.04.2016

EVENTS & FAIRS

B&B ITALIA FOR “TIME FOR DESIGN”



B&B ITALIA WILL SUPPORT THE DESIGN MUSEUM IN LONDON BY DONATING A CAMALEONDA SOFA BY MARIO BELLINI AND A VACUUM PACKED UP3 ARMCHAIR BY GAETANO PESCE...

 

12.04.2016

EVENTS & FAIRS

B&B ITALIA: MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016



THE FOCUS OF 2016 B&B ITALIA’S PRESENTATION AT THE STORE IN VIA DURINI WILL BE THE LIVING AREA.

 

02.04.2016

EVENTS & FAIRS

B&B ITALIA THE PERFECT DENSITY


 
AN EXHIBITION CELEBRATING THE COMPANY’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY DESIGNED BY MIGLIORE + SERVETTO ARCHITECTS: A BIG PULSATING BRAIN WHOSE SYNAPSES SURROUND...

 

12.02.2016

EVENTS & FAIRS

B&B ITALIA 50TH ANNIVESARY EVENT IN STOCKHOLM



B&B ITALIA CARRIES ON WITH THE CELEBRATIONS OF ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY AND IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE SCANDINAVIAN PREMIÈRE OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILM “B&B...

 

01.02.2016

EVENTS & FAIRS

“PAPILIO LIGHT COCOON“ FOR SENAB IN STOCKHOLM



B&B ITALIA PRESENTS THE INSTALLATION “PAPILIO LIGHT COCOON” AS PART OF THE EVENT “MINDSHARING: WORK & LIFE FOR THE FUTURE” BY SENAB, AN HISTORICAL...

01.02.2016

EVENTS & FAIRS

B&B ITALIA FOR NORDISKA GALLERIET IN STOCKHOLM



B&B ITALIA IS PARTNERING WITH THE HISTORICAL DEALER NORDISKA GALLERIET WITH A SPECIAL WINDOW CELEBRATING B&B ITALIA 50TH ANNIVERSARY AND THE ICONIC...

 

18.01.2016

EVENTS & FAIRS

B&B ITALIA. 50 YEARS AND BEYOND



B&B ITALIA KICKS OFF IN COLOGNE THE CELEBRATIONS OF ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH THE OFFICIAL PREMIÈRE OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILM: “B&B ITALIA. POETRY IN...

 

23.12.2015

EVENTS & FAIRS

B&B ITALIA 
50 YEARS AND BEYOND



B&B ITALIA. 50 YEARS AND BEYOND THE ITALIAN DESIGN INDUSTRY HAS ALWAYS ACCEPTED THE CHALLENGE OF INNOVATION, PROJECTING ITS HISTORY AND IDENTITY INTO...

 

22.12.2015

EVENTS & FAIRS

IMM COLOGNE 2016



B&B ITALIA IS LAUNCHING IN COLOGNE TWO PROMINENT PROJECTS SIGNED BY ANTONIO CITTERIO AND KICKS OFF THE CELEBRATIONS OF ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH THE...
 

Our designers

B&B Italia has always known how to consolidate and increase its creative and qualitative value through offering an authentic and innovative life style. A lifestyle that arises out of a wide selection of products linked to contemporary culture and the consistent of global vision. This important legacy has from the very start been shared with many leading Italian and international designers.
 

Nicole Aebischer

 
 

Monica Armani

 
 

Atelier OÏ

 

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

 
 

Mario Bellini

 
 

Jeffrey Bernett

 

Gabriele and Oscar Buratti

 
 

David Chipperfield

 

Antonio Citterio

 
 

CR&S

 

Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien

 
 

Uwe Fischer

 
 

Naoto Fukasawa

 

Castern Gerhards and Andreas Glücker

 
 

Zaha Hadid

 

Chris Howker

 
 

Studio Kairos

 
 

Jean-Marie Massaud

 

Jasper Morrison

 
 

Paolo Nava

 
 

Gaetano Pesce

 

Paolo Piva

 
 

Afra and Tobia Scarpa

 
 

Francesca Simen

 

Ettore Sottsass

 
 

Patricia Urquiola

 
 

Vincent Van Duysen

 

Jakob Wagner

 
 

Marcel Wanders


 

B&B ITALIA S.P.A.

B&B ITALIA S.P.A.
22060 NOVEDRATE (CO)
ITALIA STRADA PROVINCIALE 32

ITALY

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