Design

The Metropolitan Armchair: B&B Italia and Jeffrey Bernett

Founded in 1966, the goal of B&B Italia is to guarantee the highest possible quality in their products. The organisation is active in research and development with regards to the design, appearance and shape of all the products they manufacture. Through ensuring meticulous research and materials, analysis of their characteristics, experiments and testing, the result is good-looking, comfortable, long-lasting furniture.

The metropolitan armchair was designed by Jeffrey Bernett , an American designer whose work features in worldwide publications such as Casas Abitare, Elle Décor, House & Garden and The New York Times. Bernett’s current client list includes brands such as, Authentics, Dune, Michael Kors, Ligne Roset and Troy.

There are two variations of the Metropolitan Armchair. B&B Italia describe their hallmarks as “a seat that flows uninterruptedly into the armrests is the hallmark of this small armchair and relaxation chair. The former, with aluminum swivel base and four spokes, combines elegance and comfort. The latter, which is also swivel and has a matching ottoman, is larger with a headrest with magnet for adjustments.”

The Metropolitan Armchair would look fantastic in any modern home environment thanks to the versatile colours and fabrics it is available to purchase in. To complete your lounge, the armchair could be paired with these Lithos tables, also by B&B Italia, for a minimalist look.

The Metropolitan Armchair can be purchased here and here for £2,100.

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