Like the armchair from the same range, the Chelsea chair summarizes the essence of contemporary design and the memory of tradition. It is an ideal tendency towards the future which brings with it the knowledge. Chelsea is a series of chairs in varied styles, particularly well-suited to dining rooms where the pleasure of good food is accompanied by the pleasure of cultured, cosmopolitan conversation. With a frame of simple design but elegant proportions, it comes in three backrest options: two with arms, one without. Master craftsmanship values are expressed by the processing of the highest quality raw materials, from wood, fabric and leather. The details are made with care and passion that ensure the appeal of these extremely versatile seats.
The J.J. family presents armchairs with a different look and a wide variety of materials: with a steel-rod structure supporting a wooden frame, they convey a certain degree of lightness. Entirely made of thermo-treated ash wood, they hint at traditional aesthetics. The armchair fitted with a sleigh, the expression of the traditional rocking chair, becomes even more glamorous when it is attired in long-haired Mongolian lamb fur.
Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby first project for B&B Italia was Tobi-Ishi, a round dining table clearly inspired by Zen. The design duo are great enthusiasts of Japanese art and culture and the name and concept for this table came from the smooth stones (tobi-ishi) used as ornaments in traditional Japanese Zen gardens. The overhang of the table and the vertical trapezoidal bases set at right angles generate an essential sculptural figure that appears to change shape depending on the point of observation.
Naoto Fukasawa continues his research on upside-down truncated cone shaped seats, and, for this project addresses B&B Italia’s need to explore the seating with armrests. Two forms are ergonomically designed and developed to obtain a relaxing easy armchair with a high back and headrest, and a conversation armchair with a low back. Through this program it is available the low back version.
The design allows both an erect and a more relaxed position by resting on one of the wings of the armrest. The formal balance results from the constant thickness of the body and by the profile of the seat, which is sinuous at the top and ends in the light steel frame. Its removable covers have metal zips on the back, which becomes a decorative motif.