BY B&B ITALIA
“The table is made in a single piece and there are no hooks or joints.”
One-of-a-kind, this piece has been moulded in a continuous, joint-free shape: Link stands out for its “soft” material and sensual shape. The material makes you want to reach out and touch its smooth surface.
Made from a practical technological material: a special type of Cristalplant® ensures that it is suitable for outdoor use. B&B Italia has made an innovative choice in deciding to use this material in living rooms for the first time. It is a resin, similar to Corian, in a fluid form that is moulded into the desired shape, a concept in line with B&B’s production philosophy for upholstered furniture. Cristalplant has a velvety smooth surface, an effective soft-touch surface that feels wonderful.
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.
Born in Copenhagen in 1963, Jakob did his first degree in Design-Engineering. After studies and internships in Colorado, Milan and Paris he completed his second degree in Product Design at Art Center Europe, Switzerland in 1992. Established in 1993 in Copenhagen the Studio predominantly worked with high tech products for sport, professional and medical applications the first 10 years. A gradual shift in focus towards the home has led to an extensive line of products for Alessi, Bang & Olufsen, Menu, Muuto and Stelton and Furniture Projects for B&B Italia.
Jakobs work has been exhibited internationally and has received numerous awards (3 Red Dot, 2 IF, Bundespreis, Designer of the year etc) and is included in the permanent exhibition at Moma New York. The Studio AIMS to create meaningful products with substance that challenge both our mind and our senses by being simple to perceive yet complex to figure out. The goal is products with inherent natural beauty that touch us emotionally and give us joy when using.