Naoto Fukasawa’s penchant for fusing simple forms and ingenious construction knows no bounds, as evidenced in the Japanese designer’s latest outdoor furniture collection for B&B Italia. Ayana marries eastern and western influences by pairing modern rounded forms with ancient tried-and-tested craftsmanship, culminating in a series of elegant pieces that eschew screws in favour of seamless technical solutions. The presence of natural, untreated wood also emerges as a highlight, referencing timeless Scandinavian design.