Jackie O’s Iconic Sunglasses Inspire Monica Armani’s New Furniture

B&B Italia presented their latest collection at the 2021 Salone del Mobile, which included new work by artist and architect Monica Armani. The table and chair—dubbed “Allure O” and “Flair O,” respectively—embody the glamorous and glitzy style of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The style icon’s influence can be spotted through elliptical shapes (directly inspired by Jackie O’s signature shades) and clean curves that harken back to …

Interview: Philippe Starck on his B&B Italia “Oh, It Rains!” Collection

Designed for human experience and the elements, a new range of seating made for the outdoors

Two icons of contemporary design—French designer Philippe Starck and Italian furniture brand B&B Italia—recently teamed up for an outdoor collection called Oh, It Rains! The subtly-hued couches and armchairs of this sophisticated, minimal, and remarkably functional release feature foldable backrests that create a canopy, protecting the furniture from rain, hail and snow. This seemingly simple function actually utilizes an original mechanical hinge developed by B&B and …