Design

Manufacturing

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Preface

B&B Italia is renowned for its curvaceous and audacious design. We dropped in to its hi-spec hideout near Milan to cast an eye over the craftsmanship that defines its globally expanding business.

B&B Italia, Milan, business, craftsmanship, design, furniture, sofa

“Made in Italy” is a label often associated with fashion, conjuring up images of old-world tailors cutting fabrics by hand. Often overlooked is the country’s modern manufacturing base – the second largest in Europe behind Germany – where plenty of businesses push the engineering envelope.

Born in 1966, family run B&B Italia has made its reputation mixing creativity and chemistry to develop a range of attractive and long-lasting furniture. The company has, over the years, perfected an injection-moulding technology using cold polyurethane foam to…

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