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Borea Is B&B Italia’s Most Sustainable Outdoor Collection Yet

04.21.21 | By
Borea Is B&B Italia’s Most Sustainable Outdoor Collection Yet
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Freshly appointed as Artistic Director for B&B Italia, Piero Lissoni’s first collection for the brand – Borea – is its most sustainable furniture collection to date. Introduced for Outdoor 2021, Borea’s seating and tables are eclectic yet classic.

With the collection, B&B Italia continues its commitment to developing projects focused on sustainability. Seat cushions and fabric for the sofas and chairs are made entirely of recycled plastic water bottles. Upholstery for an armchair uses 280 1500ml plastic bottles, a two-seater sofa uses 390 bottles and a three-seater sofa uses 510 bottles. The breakdown is really impressive. And in addition to using recycled and recyclable materials, all furniture in the Borea collection can be completely disassembled and each element disposed of individually.

Each metal structure that supports the numerous pieces of the collection features a fluid, seamless design. With no joints or disruptions, the detailing extends all the way through the structure’s base. B&B Italia accomplishes this through a process typically used in aeronautics, bringing unmistakable style to a collection that’s sure to be a modern classic.

outdoor seating area

two chairs outdoors

outdoor dining area

outdoor chair detail

outdoor chair detail

outdoor chair detail

outdoor tables

outdoor tables

outdoor sofa

outdoor sofa base

outdoor sofa base

outdoor chair base

outdoor chair base

stacked outdoor chairs

stacked outdoor chairs

upholstery ecomaterial

lave stone ecoglass

lava stone ecoglass

outdoor furniture sketches

To learn more about B&B Italia’s Borea Collection, visit bebitalia.com.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.