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 Trento, architect and designer Monica Armani began her career by working with her father, Marcello Armani. She inherited an attention to detail, excitement to explore new things, and passion for design from her father who is also an architect.
Monica Armani designed the product series comprising tables named “Progetto 1” together with Luca Dallabetta in 1996. This innovative and simplistic series brought the designer a prominent reputation in the world of contemporary design. The important global design firms she’s worked with include B&B Italia, Boffi, Luceplan, Tribù, Kasthall, Snaidero, Cassina, Gallotti e Radice, Molteni&C, Moroso, Effeti, Mutina, Poliform, Cappellini, and Viccarbe.
In her works, which can be described with the ongoing interaction between design, architecture and interior décor, Monica Armani gives life to unique designs of innovation, engineering and aesthetics. She continues working in Milan and Trento.