Metropolitan High-Back Lounge
for B&B Italia
The Metropolitan High-Back lounge designed by Jeffrey Bernett is characterized by the combination of gentle curves and engaging cants that create striking and sculptural forms when viewed from any angle. The Metropolitan range features a low, mid, high back as well as a wingback lounge chair with neck rest and an optional ottoman. All versions of the lounge feature a central column swivel support that culminates in four splayed spokes to form the base – the highback version is also available with swivel columnar support and simple flat disc base.
The Metropolitan lounge noted here is the Highback version; it features an internal composition in steel with Bayfit cold-shaped polyurethane foam with polyester padding. The Metropolitan lounge chair’s innovative roll-shaped neck cushion on the tall back version is adjustable through the clever use of magnets. Its base is composed of bright, brushed die-cast and extruded aluminum – the spokes culminate in plastic glides.
BBItalia The Collection
Born in 1964, Jeffrey Bernett founded Studio B in 1995 as a vehicle to conceive and promote projects in a wide range of disciplines. At the 1996 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), Bernett presented his first collection of design objects entitled Ideas for Production for which he received the 1996 Editor’s Award for Best Decorative Accessories. At the 2000 ICFF, Bernett along with five other designers was named Best New Designer. Bernett has had the distinction on many occasions of being the first American designer to work with many of his European clients that now include Authentics, B & B Italia, Boffi, Cappellini, Dune, Hidden/SDB. Michael Kors (LMVH) and Ligne Roset.