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.
Designed by Mario Bellini | B&B Italia
Having gained a global reputation, Mario Bellini is an architect and designer who has won the prestigious Golden Compass Award eight times so far. Twenty-five of the architect’s works, who was hosted by MoMA in New York with a retrospective exhibition in 1987, are still a part of MoMA’s permanent collection.
Bellini, who was the editor of the magazine Domus between 1985 and 1991, has designed many art, design and architecture exhibitions both in Italy and abroad. In 2015, he was presented with the Golden Medal by Milan Triennial for his professional career, and in 2017, a special exhibition was held in his name. Since 1991, he’s the current Honorary Designer at the Royal Designers for Industry (RDI) in the U.K.