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Blitz Table

c. 2020

by Mario Bellini
for B&B Italia

Blitz Table

by Mario Bellini
for  B&B Italia

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The Blitz table for B&B Italia features a flat and slim geomet­ric exter­nal frame made of bamboo and a curved and twisted inte­rior. Inspired by suspen­sion bridges, the table’s design show­cases aesthetic and construc­tive solu­tions remi­nis­cent of this type of struc­ture. The bamboo frame was chosen for its light­ness and rapid growth, and it is digni­fied by fine solid wood process­ing. The table’s surface has a soft black shellac effect finish, and the top folds at the ends like origami, creat­ing a tapered and folded support that rests on the ground. The table is solid despite its appar­ent light­ness, thanks to count­less tech­no­log­i­cal solu­tions. The Blitz table perfectly exem­pli­fies B&B Ital­i­a’s commit­ment to design, engi­neer­ing, and high-quality cabinetmaking.


Mario Bellini


Mario Bellini is one of Italy’s most renowned design talents. As an architect, he has designed structures around the world, such as the Tokyo Design Centre, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Milan Convention Centre. His illustrious oeuvre also moves far beyond architecture—he’s a skilled industrial designer, urban planner, and furniture designer who has influenced all corners of the industry.

Bellini began his foray into the design world as an architect in the 1960’s, and by 1963 he started to incorporate furniture and product design into his work. For nearly three decades, Bellini was the chief design consultant for Olivetti, where he created product designs for typewriters, portable calculators, and early computer consoles. Bellini’s masterful understanding of form became evident in both his product and furniture work. Many of the bestselling designs from his early career, such as Le Bambole seating line for B&B Italia and the Cab chair for Cassina, continue to be produced.

With over 25 pieces of his industrial design in their permanent collection, MoMA celebrated Bellini’s contribution to the design world with a 1987 retrospective of his work.

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