Borea Dining Table
for B&B Italia Outdoor
Borea dining tables by Piero Lissoni reflect the design and shades of the seating structures but use steel instead of aluminum to support distinctive tops in glazed lava stone. The lava stone comes from the slopes of Mount Etna (Sicily, Italy) and is available in large rectangular tiles in three bright colors which harmonize perfectly with the whole collection. The glazed surface is made with a special material obtained by recycling the glass of discarded TV and PC monitors, applied directly to the stone through an exclusive manufacturing process. The tables are available in two sizes to accommodate six and eight people respectively.
B&B Italia Outdoor Collection
Industrial but playful might sound like a contradiction, but in the hands of Piero Lissoni, it makes perfect sense. The Italian architect and designer has become one of the most accomplished of his generation, with collaborations with everyone from Alessi to Flos to Tecno. After training as an architect at the prestigious Politecnico di Milano University, Lissoni formed his own firm to create witty takes on modernism’s clean lines.
In 1996, he launched a visual communication agency, Graph.x, followed 17 years later by Lissoni Architettura, which handles interior design projects. But Lissoni’s furnishings really show off his charm: his Otto seating system for Cassina, named for the way the numeral is pronounced in Italian, tosses a titular number of comfy cushions into a slim aluminum rectangle for a perfect blend of hard and soft. And his Extrasoft system for Living Divani tosses away the frame entirely. It’s a chic take on the kid’s bedroom favorite, the beanbag, but with a lifetime’s worth of possible arrangements.