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For the first time, leading British designer Jasper Morrison has designed for B&B Italia.
The two-piece Bankside collection was originally designed for the members’ room at the Tate Gallery of Modern Art in London and is now included in the B&B Italia Project Collection.
Bankside includes a low-slung sofa and a compact armchair and with its slender profile and high resistance materials Bankside is manufactured to meet the demands of contemporary contract projects.
The support frame is available aluminium with satin finish, black painted, pewter, or in light, grey, black and smoked oak wood. Covers are available in fabric or leather.
Bankside takes its name from the Tate Modern, which is housed in the former Bankside Power Station. Architects Herzog & de Meuron transformed the station into the Tate Modern and Jasper Morrison was commissioned to design the furniture for the public spaces.
Jasper Morrison is now widely regarded as one of the leading furniture and product designers in the world. At the time, he had built an international profile overseas, particularly in Japan, but was not as well-known in his own country. There are now two Tate Moderns which remain Morrison’s only commissions in a public building in the United Kingdom.
The Bankside collection is exclusively available from Space Furniture.