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Oh, it rains! Sofa

c. 2020

by Philippe Starck
for B&B Italia Outdoor

Oh, it rains! Sofa

by Philippe Starck
for  B&B Italia Outdoor

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The very first collab­o­ra­tion between B&B Italia and Philippe Starck leads to the birth of a sofa and an armchair, both with impres­sive dimen­sions and a highly sceno­graphic pres­ence, that surpris­ingly combine an unusual shape and an unex­pected func­tion, with a name that really attracts atten­tion. Oh, it rains! sofa is a piece of consid­er­able impact, destined to last over time and to be talked about, but also to be used in the most unex­pected ways and contexts. We notice Oh, it rains! right away for its large back­rest. It acts like a wall or a parti­tion to create an inti­mate and private setting, and, when neces­sary, it folds down on top of the seat to cover and protect the cush­ions. The back­rest is proposed as a surface to be person­al­ized through the choice and combi­na­tion of water­proof fabrics. The collec­tion is enhanced by optional cush­ions that guar­an­tee extra comfort and a dynamic look to this large object, suit­able for private settings and also for outdoor areas.

From a tech­ni­cal stand­point, the back­rest is made with a double layer of water-repel­lent fabric, which makes it 100% water­proof. For this reason Oh, it rains! can be covered with any type of outdoor fabric present in the B&B Italia collec­tion. It is also possi­ble to choose the version with a side table inte­grated into the struc­ture, avail­able in natural teak wood or Mediterranean stone.

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Philippe Starck

France (1949)

Philippe Starck has a mission and a vision: creation, whatever shape it takes, must make life better for the largest number of people possible. Starck believes this highly poetic, political, rebellious, benevolent, pragmatic and subversive duty must be borne by all and he resumes it with the humor that has accompanied his approach since the earliest days. Despite his thousands of projects - completed or in the making - he remains committed to never forgetting the essential.

Starck possesses an anticipatory concern for environmental implications. His profound comprehension of contemporary mutations, his enthusiasm for imagining new lifestyles, his determination to change the world, his devotion to a positive reduction, his love of ideas, his desire to defend the intelligence of usefulness - and the usefulness of intelligence - have accompanied one iconic creation after the other. His technological miracles are vectors of democratic ecology, focused on action and a respect for the future of both humans and nature. Predicting the phenomena of convergence and dematerialization, Philippe Starck has always devised objects that demand the most from the least.

Philippe Starck is all of the above, but above all, he is a man of honesty, in the purest tradition of the Renaissance artists.

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