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Paolo Piva Italian Modern Leather Sofa Model Andy for B&B Italia, 2002

US$13,139.3620% Off


Italian modern leather sofa model Andy designed by Paolo Piva for B&B Italia in 2002. Internal frame: Tubular steel and steel sections Internal frame: upholstery Bayfit (Bayer) flexible cold shaped polyurethane foam, polyester fibre wadding Back cushions: Upholstery sterilized down and polyester fibre Structure: Black or bronzed nickel painted drawn steel sections Feet: Thermoplastic material Cover: Leather  Andy interprets the theme of the sofa without supports and is designed to meet a host of comfort and posture requirements thanks to its easy-to-use mechanical systems. Its distinguishing feature is a developing seat to convert it from sofa to chaise longue. The advancement of both seats makes it large enough to become a bed. The mechanism installed on the backrest allows to adjust inclination from an horizontal position, which is most decorative, to a vertical position, which is extremely comfortable for the back. The collection includes an ottoman which perfectly matches the modules in the system.


  • Creator
    B&B Italia (Manufacturer),Paolo Piva (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.32 in. (77 cm)Width: 162.21 in. (412 cm)Depth: 46.07 in. (117 cm)Seat Height: 14.57 in. (37 cm)
  • Style
    Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Modena, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3388317061281

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    Ships From: Modena, Italy
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About the Manufacturer

B&B Italia

In 1966, Piero Ambrogio Busnelli cofounded C&B Italia, a modern Italian furniture manufacturer, with Cesare Cassina in northern Milan. From the outset, Busnelli and Cassina set about recruiting the most talented modernists in Italy to conceive of creative furnishings manufactured in modern ways. In the early 1970s, the company split, with Cassina founding his own eponymous firm and Busnelli taking leadership of what became B&B Italia. For decades, Busnelli cultivated relationships with the world’s best design talent, resulting in furniture pieces that remain iconic today — be they Gaetano Pesce’s outwardly curvaceous Up seating (made for C&B, reintroduced by B&B) or tables from industrial designer Paolo Piva, each more sophisticated than the next in their geometrically complex steel-tube bases. B&B Italia earned four prestigious Compasso d’Oro design awards: in 1979 for Mario Bellini’s Le Bambole, in 1984 for the Sisamo wardrobe system by Studio Kairos, in 1987 for Antonio Citterio’s modular Sity sofa and, in 1989, the first award given to a manufacturing company itself. Other notable names who designed for B&B Italia over the course of its 54-year history include Patricia Urquiola, Naoto Fukasawa, Zaha Hadid, Ettore Sottsass and Vincent Van Duysen, to name a very few. And while these names bring star power to the B&B brand, in many cases, it was B&B Italia who helped usher in their celebrity, fostering a wave of design talent on the world stage. The company’s forward-thinking vision manifested in its own headquarters, too: In 1972, B&B Italia tapped architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers to design a steel-framed, postmodern-style home for the brand, whose crisscrossing metal exoskeleton is reminiscent of the pair’s Centre Pompidou in Paris, which was built at roughly the same time. Now, B&B Italia manages a contract division and outdoor section as well as its residential arm, and it also controls production for Maxalto, a brand spun out with furniture designs by Antonio Citterio. At 1stDibs, find a sizable inventory of B&B Italia's furniture — including sofas, cocktail tables and more. 
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