A luxury lifestyle brand Stella McCartney teamed up with B&B Italia, an Italian furniture brand, to create a three-piece capsule collection. The Stella McCartney x B&B Italia was officially launched at Art Basel Miami Beach. B&B Italia Miami store’s windows have the exclusive Le Bambole armchair and Granbambola 3-seater sofa on display. Each furniture piece is wrapped in a hand-drawn “Fungi Forest” print upholstery pulled from the Stella McCartney Summer 2022 runway collection and a responsible construction inspired by shared sustainability values.
Stella McCartney and B&B Italia collaboration was introduced at the British conscious luxury pioneer’s “Future of Fashion” material innovation installation during Milan Design Week back in June. Two brands parthered to reimagine Mario Bellini’s iconic 2022 Le Bambole armchair. The partnership was born of Stella’s long-time personal passion for Bellini’s works, and celebrates Le Bambole’s 50th anniversary.
The new capsule collection blends the quality and durability typical of B&B Italia products with responsible material and construction choices inspired by Stella McCartney’s conscious mission. The new Le Bambole is designed to be fully disassembled – allowing for easier repairs and the responsible use of materials at the end of life. The original Le Bambole construction made use of a metal structure wrapped in polyurethane, and the Stella McCartney editions feature next-generation conscious materials. A recycled polyethylene frame, elements in polyurethane foam, and thermoplastic elastomers give its shape, comfort and breathability.
The Stella McCartney x B&B Italia capsule also introduces a new sustainable innovation exclusively developed by the design company’s R&D team. Le Bambole’s upholstery is 100% biodegradable (lab verified to break down in compost and soil, without harming the environment) and toxin-free polyester that doesn’t leave any harmful microplastics in the environment, produced with 25% biobased, 75% petroleum-based feedstock. The fabric is made in audited mills which follow the strict OceanSafe Compliant standards, and the ink used for the print is Oeko-Tex® certified.
The Stella McCartney x B&B Italia collection will be on display in Shanghai at the Le Bambole pop-up store in hAo mArket. Le Bambole armchair, Bibambola double seater sofa and Granbambola 3-seater sofa are available for purchase in all B&B Italia direct, mono- and multi-brand stores globally and online.
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