Butterflies in flight. The design image was that of a chair that would "welcome" gracefully - with the graceful movement of a butterfly - which in Latin is called a "papilio". Grande Papilio was designed with fluidity around an upside-down truncated cone. The ample space of its large upper back and the curved shape of its cosy seat are a clear signs of a desire to offer maximum comfort to anyone who wants to sit it this chair. This is a truly iconic product, even though its aesthetics were not a high priority according to the designer. Fukasawa, who puts people's behaviour before an interest for shape, said: “I wanted the chair to look naturally comfortable, to have the same shape that relaxation would have if it were represented by an image." The wings that extend at the sides of the chair emphasise the sensation of comfort: in the chair and the small armchair, they help support the hips and the back; in the Grande Papilio chair and the Love Papilio sofa, they cushion the head to offer isolation and tranquillity. The same spirit of simplicity, immediacy and comfort have guided the functional development of the entire Papilio series: the Grande Papilio and Piccola Papilio armchairs, the chairs Papilio and Mini Papilio, the Love Papilio sofa and the Papilio bed.
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意大利B&B Italia一直致力于材质创新的研究，公司将营业额的百分之三投入研发，获得专利，例如与拜耳公司共同研发成功的“冷发泡聚氨酯”，一种可做成一体成型、又富有弹性的沙发材质；还有与杜邦公司合作的“达克龙填充物”，加在沙发的骨架外，可让沙发不易变形。 在强调高科技、人体工程学的同时，意大利B&B Italia的设计还侧重家具自身功能性，简约，没有任何多余装饰，很好的满足了现代人在繁琐工作和生活中寻找出口，追求心灵安静的精神需求。