“Can Design Save Europe?” debate at B&B Italia Store, London, Photography: Sim Canetty-Clarke

B&B Italia

Design and Arts   

B&B Italia is one of the world’s best known high-end furniture manufacturers, with a long-standing history of collaborating with the most respected designers including Gaetano Pesce, Patricia Urquiola, Zaha Hadid, and David Chipperfield.

B&B Italia has won 4 Compasso d’oro (Golden Compasses), the most prestigious Italian Design award and distributes its products through 750 points of sale worldwide, including 7 flagship stores (Milan, London, Munich, Paris, Chicago and New York), 20 monobrand stores and over 70 Shop-in-Shops in the biggest cities in the world.

During London Design Festival 2012, ING organised the “Can Design Save Europe?” talk at the B&B Italia Store in London’s South Kensington, which debated  the role design, manufacturing and creativity can play in driving Europe out of recession. Speakers included architect David Chipperfield, V&A  Museum Director Martin Roth and Financial Times design critic Eddie Heathcote. The event was regarded as one of the highlights of the Festival. ING also handled the UK media launch of the Tobi-Ishi Table designed by British design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby.

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