BY B&B ITALIA
Formiche (Italian for ‘ant’) is distinguished by its lightness and simplicity.
The slender supporting structure with its shape and finishing, picks up the theme of the legs in the sofa system. The rounded support of pewter-painted steel is connected by cross-bars to support the tops in different shapes, round, oval, or “kidney bean.”
Various shapes and heights make it possible to compose different support systems. The tops themselves, made of transparent glass, light oak, titanium painted metal, or porcelain ceramic, white or grey stone, have a fine thickness of 8 mm.
B&B Italia’s uniqueness lies in an unrivaled blend of creativity, innovation and industrial potential. The artful anticipation of trends and expert response to the evolution of taste and the needs of living deliver a collection of contemporary design furnishing, whose premium quality marks an impressive chapter in the history of Italian design.
Piero Lissoni’s architecture and design work is recognized worldwide and has earned him a series of international awards, including the Good Design Award, the Red Dot Award, the Compasso D’Oro ADI/Association for Industrial Design, Elle Décor International Design Award, Wallpaper Design Award. He is guest lecturer and member of the Advisory Board at the Milan Politecnico, he has been inducted into the New York I.D. Hall of Fame and nominated Honorary Member of the Altagamma International Council.
Lissoni is art director for Alpi, Boffi, De Padova, Living Divani, Lema, Lualdi and Porro; he designs products and exhibition stands for many of the above brands and other prestigious companies including Alessi, Cappellini, Cassina, Cotto, Fantini, Flos, Glas Italia, Golran, Kartell, Kerakoll, Knoll International, Salvatori, Tecno, Viccarbe.