Skip to content

Exclusive sale B&B Italia and Maxalto. Enjoy 20% September 10th-24th.

Papilio Bed

c. 2013

by Naoto Fukasawa
for B&B Italia

Papilio Bed

by Naoto Fukasawa
for B&B Italia

or Call to Order

The Papilio Bed features a contin­u­ous single mate­r­ial shape with detailed propor­tions. Aesthet­ics have been bril­liantly solved, as with the lounge chairs, compared to which the conical shape has been slightly reduced but it has been taken up in the design of the side. The mattress is placed almost flush with the perime­ter to enhance the overall rigor.

Download Catalog

The Collection 2019

Catalog

The Collection 2019

View

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.

More in Furniture

View All

More in Naoto Fukasawa

View All