A model factory that has been producing soft furniture and furnishings since 1966, objects featuring a totemic value, and that belong to the best pages of contemporary design.
B&B Italia was the first company to pave the way for the industrialization of processes. Founded in 1966 by Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, B&B Italia has translated its vocation for research into a collection of furnishings that represent a one-of-a-kind alchemy of creativity, innovation and industrial capacity. Many firsts have been recorded, including: the Coronado sofa (1966) by Afra and Tobia Scarpa, the very first to be made out of die-cast polyurethane foam, the Up series (1969) by Gaetano Pesce, the Bambole (1972) by Mario Bellini, and the system known as Sity (1986) by Antonio Citterio. A four-time winner of the Compasso d'Oro, the company is located in Novedrate and its two production units employ 500 workers. The beating heart of the company is its in-house Centro Ricerche & Sviluppo.