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 service element for sofas, this table with basic lines and the utmost care for details is developed in five different sizes. Through this program it is available in the rectangular low table 180 cm with bronzed reflective glass top and painted black chrome support frame.
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.
Square, rectangular or circular in shape and set in the centre of a room or next to the sofa, the Lithos collection include tables with tops in black Portoro marble, black marquinia marble, white Calacatta marble and beige travertine marble. They are also available in a wooden version with slatted upper and lower surfaces in grey oak, brown oak, light brushed oak or black brushed oak finishes. The frame is in painted bronzed nickel steel. Through this program it is available as a square low table 35 x 35” with a Calacatta marble top.