The year was 1999, and it all started with the idea of renewing the life and splendour of extraordinarily precious furnishing objects, even in the absence of the original moulds.
B—Line begins in earnest: old drawings and the recovery of some inevitably age-marred pieces have brought to light veritable icons that made the history of design and whose loss seemed unacceptable. Examples of these are Joe Colombo’s Boby trolley storage unit and Multichair as well as Rodolfo Bonetto’s 4/4 coffee table. A company debut that was definitely more emotional than rational, but one that was to continue through time.
During the ensuing years B—Line, collaborating with famous designers, but also with young talents, extended its catalogue to include a selection of furnishings and accessories with differing functions, characterized by versatility of use, appropriate deployment of materials and with vanguard technologies integrating with skilled manual craftsmanship. All extremely transversal products, almost always in the twofold indoor/outdoor version, adaptable to home/office/contract contexts.
Numerous too were the coveted prizes awarded to B—Line’s innovative creations annually exhibited at Milan’s Salone del Mobile. Suffice to think of the Good Design Award for Gemma in 2013, and the three successive prizes for Fishbone (2015) Helix (2016) and Merano (2017) to which recently, and for the fourth consecutive year, another two were added. For the Bix, small armchair, designed by the Zanellato-Bortotto duo, and for Maddalena Casadei’s Fonda table.
The recognitions received are witness not only to the aesthetic value per se, but also to the quality, safety and sustainability of the B—Line products, deriving from a commitment to maintaining production completely within Italy, and from the constant monitoring of the entire productive process as well: from the materials, to the work in progress, to the finished product.
2019 will be a truly special year, richly innovative: a year B—Line will face with unflagging enthusiasm, initiative and creative spirit. All prerogatives that have been the distinguishing imprint of the company ever since the outset.