B—Line is a company specialised in designer furnishings which, ever since its beginnings, has manufactured contemporary products along with evergreen icons from the past, such as Joe Colombo’s famous Boby storage trolley. Solid, transversal and flexible designs, the result of collaborations with international designers and of an exclusively Italian production.
B—Line is a company, brainchild of its founder, Giorgio Bordin, that restores life to several historical icons of design on the Italian scenario. These are works that have disappeared over the years, made obsolete by the unrelenting ferment of a market that is brimming with innovation. Of the products re-edited, some have made history “contaminating” many facets of art and design, such as Joe Colombo’s famous Boby.
From the very beginning, side by side with its re-editions, B—Line places contemporary furnishing accessories, resulting from collaborations with international designers. Tangible, factual and transversal projects that have the responsibility and honour to co-exist with the great cornerstones of design and to encourage, in terms of style and character, a smooth switch from home environments to working spaces and from outdoors to indoors, areas that are increasingly hybrid and mercurial, as demanded by contemporary lifestyles.
Raffaella Mangiarotti

“My approach is holistic; my designs combine sensual femininity with the rational demands of the situation.” Raffaella Mangiarotti

Raffaella Mangiarotti was born in Genoa but lives and works in Milan. She graduated with honours in Architecture from Milan Politecnico where she founded the Deepdesign studio along with Matteo Bazzicalupo. She works in industrial design and her clients include numerous companies such as Barilla, Castelli Haworth, Coca Cola, Daimler Chrysler, Fratelli Rossetti, Giorgetti Guzzini, JVC, Kimberley Clark, Kitchen Aids, Kraft, Imetec, Mandarina Duck, Matsushita, NEC, San Lorenzo, Serralunga, Skitsch, Smeg, the Olympic Games in Turin and Whirlpool Europe.
Raffaella Mangiarotti has received several awards, in particular the Young & Design Award (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000), Cosmopack (1995, 1996), Esaedro (1997), the ID Award (2004, 2008), the Selezione Compasso d’Oro (2005) and Green Dot Award (2009). Her projects are featured in numerous magazines and publications. In December 2009 the Triennale in Milan dedicated to her a solo exhibition.
Raffaella Mangiarotti currently works at the Deepdesign studio and as a researcher for the Milan Politecnico. She also works independently on other projects in the sectors of electrical appliances, industrial furniture and limited editions.