for B&B Italia
The Naviglio collection, designed by Yabu Pushelberg for B&B Italia, showcases a captivating interplay between structure and form, offering a visually unique seating solution.This collection combines organic forms with B&B Italia’s advanced molding technologies, resulting in a harmonious and cohesive design. The interplay between polygons and curved shapes creates a delicate balance between rigidity and comfort, where geometric elements seamlessly blend with softness.
The upholstery of the Naviglio collection is crafted using differentiated-density polyurethane, ensuring a cozy embrace for the body and optimal support. The absence of seat cushions in this design allows for a clean and streamlined aesthetic, focusing on the inherent nature of the sofa itself.
The backrest section features a continuous tone-on-tone or contrasting decorative surface, accentuating the linear aspect of the design and emphasizing the overall sense of continuity.
From tabletop objects to expansive new developments, Canadian designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg design places and products: immersive environments, compelling destinations, and considered goods. Yabu and Pushelberg have been partners in life and business for more than 30 years. They met in design school at Ryerson University in their hometown of Toronto back in the mid-1970s. Their studio, Yabu Pushelberg, was founded in 1980 and is now present in 19 countries. With an emphasis on interior design, they have expanded their firm into a multidisciplinary practice that addresses multiple layers of the human experience. For them, it’s all about designing the world they want to live in.
The focus of these designers goes well beyond what things look like, to how they make people feel. Yabu and Pushelberg have perfected this approach, working with companies like B&B Italia, Bergdorf Goodman and Linteloo.