Founded in 1966 by the Busnelli family, B&B Italia is a leading Italian company in the world of designer furniture. Based in Novedrate, their prestigious headquarters was designed by Renzo Piano & Richard Rogers. The company is distinguished by its innovative industrial approach to manufacturing. This has contributed to winning numerous awards included four Compasso D'Oro, the most prestigious honour in Italian design.
Maxalto was launched in 1975 and is overseen by Antonio Citterio. Five distinct collections that are mutually consistent and designed to be coordinated. For enthusiasts of contemporary design centered on tradition. Without renouncing suggestive sophisticated ideas.
a range of chairs with a strong personality offering great comfort. linear sofa with a deep seat padded with down; the corner or chaise longue version marked by a sizeable and enveloping backrest-armrest. the circular and rotating sofa can be used as a mid-room highlight piece. all of them include a bottom trim of bright brushed extruded aluminium. as a possible match, the revolving armchair with curved backrest.
the collection is composed of three sofa types, united by pleasantly curved but rigorous lines, which distinguishes each element and creates a harmony between curves and linear forms. in its fluid shape, where the corners seem designed to accommodate the body, geometry becomes comfort with apollo. at first glance, the upholstery of the seat and cushions, the backrest height, the lack of feet, and the generous seat depth are the elements that make apollo welcoming and appealing.
the semicircular curved form adds a special touch to crono, sofa available in three lengths particularly suitable to mid-room placement. the same curved form also marks the armchair with revolving base of varnished steel sheet, perfect for any environment, whether living room, study or bedroom.
the ultimate sofa, whose image is enhanced by the armrest that has a taut cover on the outside, and a quilted effect on the inside inspired by the classic chesterfield sofa. the point where the two finishes meet on the armrest is highlighted by a blanket stitch detail, which is also the profile for the cushions. the seat depth is shallow and the feet area available in fabric or with a black shellac finish.
a family of seating that carries with it the "memory" of a traditional design distinguished by a large enveloping backrest. the sofas come in two sizes: a smaller one with low or high seat cushion and a larger one. a wide selection of finishes: from the single material version in fabric or leather to the version with legs painted with a glossy chrome-plated or bronzed nickel finish down to the oak base. a detail characteristic of the family is the elegant, visible "blanket stitching”.
range proposing two different interpretations. the first, more casual solution displays a seat split into two portions and a backrest with cushions of different sizes. different coloured cushions are also available if desired. the much more formal second version comes in two lengths, with a regular division of seat and backrest cushions. the line is completed by two armchairs with different backrest heights. the whole range features a steel trim in two finishes, nickel or bronze.
the range of maxalto sofas has been further expanded with lucrezia, a modular system that includes traditional seating designs distinguished by a seat cushion with a band and trim or decorated with capitonné stitching. all elements with traditional seating can be custom made, while still preserving all the formal features and comfort. covers are available in leather with dyed trim or fabric with matching trim or contrasting velvet trim.
they all have bases in smoked, grey, brown, light brushed or black brushed oak and a cover in fabric or leather with blanket stitching in the same colour. the cushions distinguish the versions: the first has a classic look (there are three on the seat and for the backrest) while in the second the seat has a single, topstitched seat cushion and a series of throw pillows that make the backrest comfortable.
dedicated to lovers of the classic chair, lutetia sofas have a visible wooden base; available in different lengths and widths. tailored details including blanket stitching lend a defining touch that delineates the profiles in the same tones as the upholstery.
together with the absence of arms and the high back, this solution makes it possible to bring people together in a fresh, relaxed and unusual way. this extrovert approach is also embodied by the armchairs, offered in three versions, only one of which with arms, intended as items to be arranged freely. all the nidus pieces can be complemented by a comfy removable headrest, and have feet upholstered in the same fabric or leather as the seats, with the addition of a small metal detail at the base.
otium is a new seating system that stands out for its contemporary classic style, generous proportions and great comfort. available in various sizes and two seat depths, this modular line offers multiple linear and angular compositions, also with terminal elements with ottomans. highly distinctive details are the tapered armrests and the faux leather trimmings that outline and embellish the armrests and the seat and backrest cushions. the base is a metal profile in black chrome or bronze nickel.
the sofa with a one-piece seat is available in three sizes with the option of quilted stitching, both in the leather and fabric versions. quilted stitching also graces the large armchair and ottoman. the trims and feet are available in varnished extruded aluminium: bronze, nickel and black. simplex sofa with a one-piece seat and the ottoman are also offered with a skirt option.