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B&B Italia, formed in 1966 as the result of the entrepreneurial vision of Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, is a leading Italian design furnishings company with stores located around the world. Headquartered in Novedrate (COMO) - a building designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers in 1972 - the company has built its success on the ability to represent contemporary culture through perception and a trend-setting approach, and by responding to changing taste and lifestyles.
B&B Italia has been an international leader in the field of contemporary furnishings since the start. Its collection has progressively acquired new products that are acknowledged and recognised worldwide, to fill the ranks alongside evergreen products like Serie UP, Le Bambole and Diesis, now seen as icons of design history.
The heart of the company is its internal R&D Centre, which is a real forge of cultural meetings and experiences, strongly fuelled by partnerships with international designers such as Antonio Citterio, Patricia Urquiola, Zaha Hadid, Gaetano Pesce, Naoto Fukasawa, Jeffrey Bernett, and many others.
B&B Italia’s ability to make ‘timeless’ products lies in its industrial vocation and technological talent, and also in its skill in constantly combining creative ideas with design know-how. In fact B&B Italia was the first company in the world to perfect the technique of cold polyurethane foam moulding, which radically changed the way upholstered products were built.
This technology provides many advantages in comparison to traditional upholstery methods, such as increased durability and uniform seats and shapes.