ApplicationsCorporate, hospitality, public, residential
CharacteristicsContemporary furnishing, choices from several collections of interior and exterior furniture items
Patricia Urquiola approached the outdoors starting from the theme of woven patterns - reviving and personalizing the concept with a traditional look in mind, but giving it a decisively contemporary look without using too much nostalgic influence. The seating elements were inspired by the conical shape and weave that is similar to baskets, hence the name Canasta (the Spanish word for basket). Traditional Vienna straw, with its decorative geometric shape, is also a model for these pieces. The traditional pattern was amplified, increasing it to macro-proportions compared to the original, and was used to make a dramatic line of comfortable chairs and sofas.
In Canasta B&B Italia’s most sophisticated technologies are fused with history and culture: an interweaving between the ancient and the modern. The exclusive workmanship of the fibers is performed in the Philippines, home of age-old tradition where skilled craftsmen have been practicing this art for generations. B&B Italia adds its unmistakable innovative mark to tradition by using a polyethylene fiber (30 mm width) in two different colors: white and bronze. A creative puzzle of shapes, signs, colors allows anyone to customize Canasta to fit their own personal taste.
The collection is enriched by a series of tables and low tables with structures in white and black varnished steel and tops in ceramic tiles, with decorations that reproduce the patterns of the cushions in the shades of white, black, brown, cyclamine-color, and turquoise. The result is an innovative solution in the field of outdoor furnishings, with products that maintain the same quality, aesthetical and comfort standards of all the B&B Italia’s collections.
Canasta ’13 has a new polyethylene thread in melange Tortora, with an elegant natural-looking texture that makes it lighter, and more transparent and luminous due to the weave that allows the light to pass through. There are also new fabrics for sofas and armchairs of all sizes, accompanied by tables that blend harmoniously with the new colors.