Borea Outdoor Daybed
for B&B Italia Outdoor
Pierro Lissoni redefines what it looks like to lounge with his surprising Borea outdoor collection for B&B Italia. A delicate balance of oval shapes defines the essence of the Borea Outdoor Daybeds of two sizes. The oval sunbed is immediately inviting and aimed at the utmost comfort with its generous width. The daybed’s reclinable backrest and mattress transform the lounge into an accommodating island where you can sit freely. At the same time, a 6 cm thick padded bed, covered with fabrics from the B&B Italia outdoor line, guarantees comfort. Perfect for the pool, lawn, or terrace, the Borea Daybed adds unforgettable character and endless ways to enjoy.
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.