B&B Italia | Naviglio

Watercourses are places of meeting and confluence. This was the starting point for the designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg for their first partnership with B&B Italia

Naviglio by B&B Italia - Deisgn Yabu Pushelberg
Naviglio by B&B Italia - Deisgn Yabu Pushelberg
Naviglio by B&B Italia - Deisgn Yabu Pushelberg

The Naviglio collection is composed of a curved, linear, chaise longue and ottoman elements that together express a visual dialogue between structure and form. The synthesis is the project’s essence and starts from its name. Watercourses are places of meeting and confluence, a synthesis of trade and leisure, human intervention and contact with nature.

In the Canadian designers’ vision, the seating base is a riverbed that defines the space to accommodate a backrest/armrest which is as sinuous as a watercourse. Their design builds a relationship between organic forms and B&B Italia’s moulding technologies to create a consistent and univocal whole.

The upholstery of the different elements is made of differentiated density polyurethane to cosily embrace the body and ensure the most appropriate support. The choice was dictated by the object’s nature – a sofa designed without seat cushions.

The upholstery range comprises leather and fabric, including a new bouclé with a uniform base and multicoloured flames that recall the dynamism of action painting and impressionistic colour combinations.

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