Inspired by aeronautical design, the Borea outdoor collection exemplifies B&B Italia’s approach to sustainability in a creative manner.
Eclectic yet fluid and seamless, the Borea outdoor seat and table collection by Piero Lissoni takes inspiration from the form and features of an aeroplane. Each piece in the collection shares a common element: sleek tubular metal structures created seamlessly without joints that extend all the way to the base. Exceptionally crafted, Borea incorporates a metal bending process derived from techniques typically employed in the aeronautical sector, then translated into a unique outdoor furniture collection with an unparalleled aesthetic.
The collection’s seating pieces, which comprise two- and three-seater sofas, an oversized armchair, a low small armchair, and a dining chair, all come with stackable aluminium structures and are available in dove grey, sage, clay, and anthracite colours. Large, plush cushions made from recycled materials ensure ultimate comfort while infusing a touch of cosy luxury into the collection. The paddings are made with polyester fibre filling, which comes from recycled PET plastic bottles. In addition to using recycled and recyclable materials, all the furniture in the collection can be completely disassembled.
Borea also features a variety of tables, including a dining table series designed to echo the design and shades of the seating structures. However, steel instead of aluminium is used to support the glazed lava stone tabletop. Low tables also feature tops made from the same material with steels rod structures painted in dove grey, sage, clay, and anthracite. Two sizes are available – 121×105 cm and 162×105 cm to complement Borea’s chairs and sofas. Other tables include a range of round tables with multiple support solutions, as well as Borea coffee tables featuring thin structures in painted steel rod and tops in glazed lava stone.
Photo credits for the lifestyle images – PH Tommaso Sartori