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NYCxDESIGN Award is the prestigious award presented by Interior Design and ICFF that each year celebrates outstanding achievement across major areas of design – from architecture to interiors, goods to accessories, craft to engineering.

For the 50th anniversary of the iconic UP collection, Madison Ave store hosted an immersive installation completely dedicated to Up5_6 to celebrate the legendary Gaetano Pesce’s armchair paying homage to its past and showing its own continuous appearance to the future with a display of the Up 50 special variant in a striking beige and gas striped UP50 Special Edition fabric.

To celebrate the U.S. launch of DOCK seating system by Piero Lissoni, B&B Italia hosted a talk between the Italian architect and designer and Marcus Fairs, Dezeen creator and Editor-in-Chief, at the B&B Italia New York store. This talk about the DOCK system, a moveable and nomadic sofa created especially for millennials, a fresh way of creating living spaces and furniture. The talk was livestreamed on Dezeen’s Facebook account and printed as a story on its site.

Furthermore B&B Italia announced the Grand Opening of its flagship showroom in Dallas, Texas. Placed in the heart of Dallas’ Design District, the brand new 6.000 square foot showroom features a vast interior space as well as an outdoor courtyard for the international luxury brand to elegantly display a choice of vignettes in the B&B Italia, Maxalto and Outdoor Collections. “The Dallas art and design scene has inspired world-class architects to leave their marks on museums, parks and private homes,” says Jan Vingerhoets, B&B Italia’s Managing Director of the Americas. “We are excited for this opening and also to share our brand heritage with the intention to inspire and engage the local design community.”