for B&B Italia
Piero Lissoni designed Liagò for B&B Italia, a collection of storage units ideal for dining and living areas. The collection consists of two low storage units with doors and drawers and one high storage unit with hinged and flap doors.
The collection is offered in brushed light oak, light Canaletto walnut with raw or grey effect, and lacquered finishes in 18 glossy and satin colors, radically transforming each piece’s style. The interiors are finished with a refined, silky, anti-scratch, anti-fingerprint, anthracite material. Units are placed directly on the floor or on elegant adjustable steel feet.
Liagò can be equipped with an internal lighting system and for the high storage unit open compartment. Side and back panels also feature a compartment inside, allowing electrical cables and other elements.
The collection offers soft seals applied to the horizontal edges, concealed hinges, and hidden mechanisms. These are sophisticated but discreet elements for this range of reassuring-looking objects which hide high-level technological solutions.
BBItalia The 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.