Colosseo Outdoor Small Table
for B&B Italia Outdoor
Colosseo debuts outdoor small tables in the new porcelain stoneware version for the B&B Italia Outdoor collection. Naoto Fukasawa designs this furnishing element to have various functions depending on the occasion and need. Fukasawa arrived at the desired shape thinking of a solid in the shape of an upside-down truncated cone, creating an assonance with the structure of the famous Roman arena. Colosseo outdoor small tables are available in sauge and clay colors. Colosseo indoor version, made from hard polyurethane, is available in sixteen colors.
BBITALIA Outdoor Collection
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.