Planck Coffee Tables
for B&B Italia
The Planck table series from B&B Italia is a versatile and elegant addition to any living space. The play of proportions and the choice of materials make them visually striking, while the option for a backlit top adds an element of functionality and ambiance. The truncated cone shape of the base and the etched glass top also suggest careful attention to detail and craftsmanship. Overall, the Planck table series offers a harmonious balance of form and function, allowing for customization and creativity in their use and display.
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.