Danish designer Hans Hornemann took inspiration for the Ace series from his own life in Copenhagen.
B-Line at Salone del Mobile 2015
B-LINE manufactures furnishings for home, office and contract, interpreting a concept in design excellence that makes for a perfect combination of versatility, originality and functionality.
B-LINE collaborates with Italian and international designers, proposing original products as well as some “heritage” pieces, using materials such as plastic, steel, hide and wood, making the products suitable for both indoor and outdoor use whenever possible.
B-LINE’s products are 100% made in Italy and all semi-finished goods are Italian, while material quality undergoes regular checks and controls. The Company is familiar with the concept of craftsmanship, with part of the production process of Boomerang, Esa and Multichair for instance being carried out by hand, giving each piece that extra value.
At B-LINE they are aware of the responsibility of introducing new objects onto the market in a world that struggles to dispose of the old and tends to consume more than necessary.
That’s why they try to design intelligently and produce furniture that really is useful and goes beyond passing trends.
B-LINE is based in Padua. It is here that the Company meets the designers with whom it develops its products, and communicates its values.
Light shades of color overlay the strokes that form a rough sketch of the City’s architecture. We find ourselves in an imaginary square: we are on the B-LINE 2015 stand.
The backdrop of mansions, porticoes and historic monuments welcomes whoever wants to come and have a chat. They’ll talk about design with inquisitive students, with people of the world and with designers Favaretto&Partners from Padua, who have designed two of this year’s new products. It is to Padua, known as the city of three “withouts”: the Saint without a name (the Basilica of St. Anthony is known simply as “il Santo”), the Meadow without any grass (which refers to the Prato della Valle Square) and the Café without any doors (as the famous Caff è Pedrocchi was called because it was open day and night until 1916) that B-LINE dedicates a graphic, coloured and delicately visionary portrait, “because without our roots we wouldn’t be what we are”.
Design made in Padua for B-LINE’s new entries
Designers Favaretto&Partners have come up with two new functional, original, timeless B-LINE products: a shelf and modular furnishing unit.
The two have many qualities in common: they are modular, can be arranged in a variety of ways and feature the same materials and the Company’s contemporary, clean-cut, original design.
Domino design by Favaretto&Partners, 2015
Domino is a storage system. This modular shelving unit features a slender structure and design, and expresses a creative talent that speaks the language of Mondrian. “L”-shaped medium-density fibreboard “modules” forming coloured vertical dividers are arranged on the multi-layered wooden shelves in a variety of ways to create the most suitable colour scheme for the area to be furnished.
Domino is made in Italy, comes as a small fl at pack and can be assembled in just a few steps. A bookcase, storage unit, shelving surface and small room divider all in one, Domino is also available on swivel casters.
FISHBONE design by Favaretto&Partners, 2015
The fishbone, a source of inspiration for hair stylists, is re-proposed in fashionable fabrics; chefs make great use of it and the design can be used to create a splendid floor. Fishbone resembles herring fish bones and is also… a shelf! This Favaretto&Partners design modular unit is made of multi-layered wood and curved sheet-metal.
Crossed 2015: “x” squared!
As from today, you’ll be able to sit on a square metre of Crossed, the pouf designed by Joe Colombo, generous, comfortable and creative. Its extra-large size joins the other two already belonging to the collection, satisfying the most diverse requirements.
PROČITAJTE SLEDEĆI TEKST: Arper at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2015.