Designed by Philippe Nigro, 2018
Solid beech frame, lacquered in the shades black. Seat and backrest made of poplar multilayer with polyurethane upholstery. Removable cover in leather.
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.
A successful design strategy that achieves a balance of functional and aesthetic features, and entrusts the details to the right role: the Ray seating system is designed for a long life. Modular, available in two depths, with an extensive compositional range that includes linear and corner elements, a chaise lounge and ottoman. It stands out due to the tailoring detail of the blanket stitch that runs along the profiles of the cover, both in tonal and in contrasting hues.
STUDIO HANNES WETTSTEIN
Reversi ‘14 reveals a strong, rational personality and affirms its reputation for comfort and warmth. The 3-position backrest mechanism makes it possible to change the seat depth to create a rational space for work and a welcoming space for relaxing – both on the same sofa. Reversi ‘14 offers excellent modular solutions – its logical components can be assembled in a wide range of compositions that include linear elements, corner elements, chaise longue pieces and poufs. The structure in polyurethane foam in different thicknesses holds comfortable seat cushions. Backrests are organised in two configurations: cushions adjacent to one another to occupy all available space, and cushions spaced apart.
The concept behind the Charles is to have a high seat modular sofa with all the elements available in different forms, types and sizes. Linear and corner compositions have been developed with these elements in mind, especially for the chaise lounge end units. The Charles’ peninsula-style compositions look especially beautiful as the centerpiece of a room. The single-seat cushion, the free pillows placed on the backrest and the pure lines of the die-cast aluminium feet give the Charles sofa a decidedly modern feel.