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B&B Italia

BandB Italia
Company nameB&B Italia
Company typePrivate
IndustryHome Interiors: Furniture and Design ; Luxury Goods
HeadquartersNovedrate, Italy
Key peopleThe Busnelli Family
ProductsUpholstered seating, wood products, Tables, Wall Units, Closets, Complements

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B&B Italia SpA is an Italian modern furniture company whose luxury products are sold worldwide. The company was founded in 1966 by the Busnelli family, who currently manages the company. On March 1, 2011, the Busnelli family officially became majority shareholders of the company once again and now own 98.5% of the shares.

The United States subsidiary, B&B Italia USA Inc., is located in Manhattan, New York in the Architects and Designers Building above their American flagship store in midtown.

B&B Italia has won 4 Compasso d'oro (Golden Compasses), the most prestigious Italian Design award. In 1974 Sisamo Studio Kairos, 1979 Le Bambole Mario Bellini, 1987 Sity Antonio Citterio and in 1989 B&B Italia became the first company to be recognized with a Compasso d'oro directly awarded to a design manufacturing company. Since 1966 there have been over 1000 B&B Italia designs (including prototypes).

Over 3% of B&B Italia's annual sales is reinvested in Research and Development. In 2010 a new foaming department - a process for which B&B is renowned as being an innovator and for revolutionizing the way upholstery is produced - was established and put into use with an investment of 4 Million Euro.

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