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 Bonn, Germany in 1966, Carsten Gerhards studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen University, Bartlett School of Architecture in London, and Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, respectively. He’s worked for the studio Joachim Schürmann ve Partners (Cologne), Christoph Ingenhoven (Düsseldorf), and David Chipperfield Architects (London/Berlin). In 2000, he founded the studio Gerhards Glücker Architekten with Andreas Glücker in 2000.
Andreas Glücker was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1966. He studied architecture at Fachhochschule Biberach, and Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. He’s worked for Günter Zamp Kelp (Düsseldorf), Augustin & Frank (Berlin, Heide von Beckerath Alberts (Berlin), and Rolf Heide Tim Hede (Hamburg/Berlin).