News Cologne 2013
A series of new B&B Italia, Maxalto and Outdoor proposals for the living area and for outdoor living, has been presented alongside the most recent projects.
The B&B Italia collection is enriched with an unusual version of the armchair Grande Papilio and with an extension of the range and finishes for the sofas Andy and Diesis, the small armchair Husk, the wall-system Flat.C and the table Tobi-Ishi.
Maxalto narrates its lifestyle through Lux Collection furnishings, while the Outdoor collection is joined by the family of seats Grande Papilio, Piccola Papilio and Mini Papilio, the series Canasta ’13 with a new type of weave, the table Link and the small table Awa by exploiting a new formulation of Cristalplant®.
Grande Papilio by Naoto Fukasawa
Achieving iconic status with its organic, sculptural design, the Grande Papilio armchair now appears with an entirely new look. The natural abaca interlacing for the swivel seat and the ottoman helps accentuate the details, even the less obvious ones, and emphasises the balance of forms created by the sinuous curves of the back and slightly conical shape of the frame.
Andy ’13 by Paolo Piva
So ten years after its debut, the Andy sofa by Paolo Piva, which became a classic in the new millennium, appears in new sizes – without affecting its ability to transform from a sofa into a chaise-longue. It now offers four depths, depending on the tilt of the back and the extension of the seats. From an aesthetic point of view it has a softer look and a modified base in glossy or black chrome-plated tubular steel. The sofa is completed by a new terminal element that adds flexibility to the configuration. It is important to emphasise that its versatile shape (extension + flat seat) allows Andy ’13 to transform into an extremely comfortable bed with a depth of 93 cm, made possible simply by raising the back. Shifting the seat, too, extends the depth to 114 cm. Additional comfort is provided by new cushions with a back roller that acts as headrest or loinrest.
Tobi-Ishi by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
Tobi-Ishi by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby has attracted intense critical and media interest and the interesting use of materials has already allowed it to develop a distinct identity. Launched last April with a cement grout finish and presented in September in London and in October in NY in two contrasting types of marble, white Carrara and black Marquinia, Tobi-Ishi is now introduced to an international audience in Cologne
B&B Italia – The Outdoor Collection
Canasta ’13 by Patricia Urquiola
Canasta’13 by Patricia Urquiola is given a tortora melange makeover with the new polyethylene fibre, creating an interlacing that evokes the designer’s Crinoline collection. The sofas, armchairs and small armchairs all feature new fabrics and are accompanied by small tables that harmonise with the new colours.
Papilio Outdoor Collection by Naoto Fukasawa
As fluid and harmonious as ever, identical to the indoor version, but with a lighter appearance thanks to the materials, the armchairs Papilio by Naoto Fukasawa now join the Outdoor Collection. Grande Papilio, Piccola Papilio and Mini Papilio, in all three sizes, display their distinctive single material appeal, with an anthracite colour polyethylene interlacing that adapts perfectly to their curves. The ottoman, of course, echoes Grande Papilio with polyethylene interlacing.
The Awa table by Naoto Fukasawa and Link dining table by Jakob Wagner are given outdoor functionality by a new type of Cristalplant ® material.
Maxalto Designed by Antonio Citterio
Eracle Acro Collection by Antonio Citterio
The Eracle console combines different functions, dividing, containing, diplaying. Availabe with the edge top creating a tray, it is now enriched with the new tops in Emperador marble or white Calacatta marble.
Xilos Simplice Collection by Antonio Citterio
The distinguishing feature of the Xilos table collection, available in a square version (178×178 cm) and three round sizes (diameter 160 cm, 178 cm and 220 cm), is its cross-shaped frame in grey oak, brushed light oak, black oak or smoked oak. The round version is also available with a top in white Calacatta marble or Emperador marble and can be paired with a swivel tray in two sizes (diameter 70 cm and 110 cm) and six finishes (the same types of wood as the frame or with a top in white Calacatta marble or Emperador marble).
Pathos Simplice Collection by Antonio Citterio
The Pathos collection is enriched by a new multiuse service element available in two sizes 150x45x40 cm and 190x45x40 cm. Bright chromed or bronzed nickel painted steel frames and glossy painted tops in the colours anthracite, desert, steel grey and marsh brown.
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