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.
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, two internationally acclaimed designers, opened their studio in London in 1996 after graduating from Royal College of Art in London. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, the duo pushes the boundaries of industrial design, architecture and art.
Having so far collaborated with big companies such as Vitra, B&B Italia, Cappellini, Venini, and Flos, the studio has also partaken in various gallery editions and public projects.
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Design Museum in London, and the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago are some of the museums where the duo’s works are a part of the permanent collection. Barber and Osgerby, both with honorary PhDs in art, also organize international speeches while hosting workshops at prestigious corporations such as Vitra Design Museum, and Ecal in Switzerland.