for B&B Italia Outdoor
The Ayana collection for B&B Italia is a groundbreaking addition that celebrates wood uniquely and stylishly, infused with an exquisite oriental flair. The deep and high seats offer a nod to the Southeast Asian tradition. At the same time, the backrest takes inspiration from a Swedish wall bar, delivering a multi-functional support system that allows the elements to be appreciated from any angle.
The Ayana collection features a two and three-seat sofa, an armchair, a chair, a dining table, and a low table, all of which have armrests at different heights, providing maximum comfort for the user. The upholstery is characterized by individual waterproof cushions that lend elegance to the design.
The Ayana collection is a green project, with FSC-certified teak used in the construction. All materials used are environmentally friendly and can be separated and recycled when the product’s lifecycle ends.
Our quick-ship program offers the two-seat Ayana sofa model upholstered in Linaria 207, providing customers with easy and quick access to this stunning collection. For more information, please refer to the spec sheet or call 800.886.0867.
Japanese industrial design icon Naoto Fukasawa is known for work that is simultaneously sculptural and functional. From CD players, cell phones, and electrical appliances, to furniture for sitting, sleeping and eating, Fukasawa’s work is always museum-quality. In fact, a wall-mounted CD player he designed for Muji is part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. Inspired by the outline and the shape of a volume or item, he looks for inspiration in the subconscious thoughts that humans have about objects.
Fukasawa has immersed himself in the electronics world since the beginning of his career, at Seiko Epson in Japan, where he designed products such as wrist TVs and mini printers. He also spent time in the U.S. working with companies in Silicon Valley, and was involved in the development of a design concept for Apple. He continued to dream up technological products when he returned to Japan, while at the same time taking on impressive furniture collaborations that quickly made him a household name in the industry. As a furniture designer, he has collaborated on award-winning pieces for B&B Italia, Driade, Magis, Artemide, Danese, Boffi, and more. Works like the Piccola Papilio lounge for B&B Italia reveal Fukasawa’s energetic approach to minimalism. The chair’s enveloping form is utterly simplistic and captivatingly artful at the same time.