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Titikaka Bench

c. 2009

by Naoto Fukasawa
for B&B Italia Outdoor

Titikaka Bench

by Naoto Fukasawa
for  B&B Italia Outdoor

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The Titikaka bench by Naoto Fuka­sawa for B&B Italia Outdoor is a master­piece of unpar­al­leled crafts­man­ship, boast­ing an enchant­ing undu­lat­ing design that captures the eye. The bench’s narrow hori­zon­tal teak planks create a mesmer­iz­ing visual effect remi­nis­cent of a beau­ti­fully draped window blind over its gently curved form.
The subtle rippling of each hori­zon­tal teak slat accen­tu­ates the bench’s elegant contour, result­ing in a stun­ningly sculp­tural and ergonomic design that offers excep­tional comfort. This teak bench is a true testa­ment to the artistry of its makers and will make a luxu­ri­ous addi­tion to any space.


Naoto Fukasawa


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.

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