Founded with Piero Ambrogio Busmelli’s entrepreneurial vision in 1966, B&B Italia is a world-renowned Italian brand which has a leading position in the world of design and offers solutions both for homes and corporate spaces.
Comprising two sections titled B&B Italia Home Division and B&B Italia Contract Division, the brand stands out among the small brands of the industry with its innovative industrial approach to manufacture since its foundation. Though these two divisions include different brands and identities, they share the same philosophy in essence – to create a perfect balance between innovation and design to offer unique products. Home décor, exterior reorganization or office decoration – the approach of the brand stays the same despite the varying contexts.
Having formed strong relations with international designers and carried out continuous research have played an important role in B&B Italia’s achievements which includes many awards such as Compasso D’Oro, the most prestigious award in industrial design in Italia. With a wide distribution area, the brand makes sales in more than 80 countries. B&B Italia’s headquarters in Novedrate, Como was designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers in 1972.
Born in 1956, the prominent designer Naoto Fukasawa bases his designs on pure beauty and simplicity. The designer creates works in a wide range from fragile electronic equipment to furniture and interior design products.
So far, Fukusawa has designed for leading companies in many countries such as Italy, Germany, the U.S., Spain, Singapore, China, Korea and Switzerland, and provided consultancy to big companies in Japan. Having designed for brands such as MUJI, ±0, INFOBAR, au/KDDI, Fukusawa’s works are included in MoMA’s permanent collection.
Presented with the title of “Honorable Royal Designer for Industry” in 2007, the designer has also received a great number of national and international design awards. Currently teaching at Tama Art University in Japan, Fukasawa’s second book “Naoto Fukasawa: Embodiment” was published in 2018 spring.