Milanese architecture and design shop Studio BBPR was an Italian architecture and design studio established in 1936 by Gian Luigi Banfi, Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso, Enrico Peressutti, and Ernesto Nathan Rogers. The partnership suffered greatly during World War II. Gian Luigi Banfi was caught fighting the Nazis and sent to the Mauthausen-Gusen Concentration Camp, where he died; Ernesto Nathan Rogers, who was Jewish, had to escape to Switzerland until the end of the war.
After the war, the three remaining Studio BBPR partners reopened the studio and changed the architectural landscape of their native Milan. The most prominent examples of Studio BBPR’s architectural structures in Milan are the Cimitero Monumentale di Milano and the Torre Velasca.
Studio BBPR also became a successful furniture design shop and attracted talented designers who grasped the firm’s creative concepts. Studio BBPR’s approach to furniture design was highly functional and distinguished itself for mastering a unique aesthetic through the well-coordinated mix of industrial materials with velvet, leather, and wood. The clean lines and graceful use of different materials lend an immediate attractiveness and inspire a sense of reliable functionality in Studio BBPR’s furniture.
We are happy to offer you this unique collection of Studio BBPR furniture. As you can see, these are truly collectible modern designs that incorporate traditional materials such as bronze, leather, and Italian glass making techniques.
Last updated: June 8, 2019