B&B Italia has the pleasure of announcing its collaboration with Hermès as a privileged partner
in the research, development and manufacturing of contemporary pieces of furniture designed
by Antonio Citterio and Enzo Mari under the artistic direction of Pierre-Alexis Dumas.
The collaboration between the two companies began successfully with the reissue of the
Jean-Michel Frank collection, presented last November; B&B Italia and Hermès combined their
mutual skills to identify the materials and techniques used in the original models from the 20’s
and in the analytical study necessary for a faithful reproduction of the items.
For the new contemporary pieces of furniture, which will be presented during 2011 Milan Design
Week, B&B Italia’s role was to optimize product development, elaborate prototypes and manage
the entire production process, facilitated by a constructive dialogue with Hermès.
B&B Italia is proud to share the expertise of its Research & Development Centre with the
Available from next autumn, the Hermès contemporary collections will be sold exclusively at a
selection of Hermès stores.