Key facts

Product:
Hive ottoman
Family:
Hive
Manufacturer:
B&B Italia
Designer:
Atelier Oï
Architonic ID:
1209971
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2013
Groups:
Seating-Poufs
Lounge area/Waiting room-Ottomans

Concept

This project considers the furnishing complement to be particularly graceful and poetic: the object reveals great complexity despite its designation as an accessory, and provides a clearly original solution. An ottoman to sit on, accompanied by smaller tables set around it: a flower and its leaves. It’s a “green” piece because it is created from the assembly of small leather “leaves”, discarded from the manufacturing process. The ottoman’s shape is hexagonal, its base is in black chromed steel rod with uprights covered in leather, while the tables in the composition are made from a folded sheet of metal painted in matt nickel bronze. Glossy and matt, three dimensions and linearity, manual craftsmanship and geometry: atelier oï has trained us to expect only apparent simplicity.