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Fiore Table

c. 2018

by Naoto Fukasawa
for B&B Italia Outdoor

Fiore Table

by Naoto Fukasawa
for B&B Italia Outdoor

or Call to Order

The Fiore Table is part of a collec­tion of tables includ­ing dining and small tables that stand out for their perfect formal balance and for the strik­ing texture of their cement finish, avail­able in white or greige. Both the Fiore Dining Table and Fiore Small Tables are part of B&B Italia’s Quick Ship program, in the white cement version.

I have called my latest project Fiore, or flower in Italian, because the Papilio Shell chairs sit around these tables like butter­flies flying around a flower.” — Naoto Fukasawa. 

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Naoto Fukasawa

Japan (1956)

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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