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Ayana Sofa

c. 2019

by Naoto Fukasawa
for B&B Italia Outdoor

Ayana Sofa

by Naoto Fukasawa
for  B&B Italia Outdoor

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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.


Naoto Fukasawa


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.

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