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3 Unconventional Furniture Ideas For The Non-Conformist Homeowner

One of the joys of home decorating is getting to see your personality shine through in the color palettes you incorporate, the little details that personalize a space and of course, the pieces of furniture that anchor a room's whole look. 

After all, a home is an extension of the individual who lives inside; everything you surround yourself with is a reflection of personal style, and these days, a lot of brands have extended their collections to meet this need. Some of the biggest and most creative furniture makers from around the world now cater to every kind of homeowner, satisfying those with traditional tastes and others with quirkier styles alike. 

This time, we're highlighting the latter and introducing three of our top picks from B&B Italia, a top-tier label featured in the 2019 edition of the world's most prestigious furniture fair, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan

For the homeowner with an unconventional take on furnishing, this one's for you! 


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The Apollo Sofa by Antonio Citterio 

For some reason, napping on your plushest sofa can be more satisfying than a whole night's sleep on your bed. If you're the kind of person who knows exactly what this feels like, set your sights on the Apollo sofa that was designed for napping!

Its geometically unique shape isn't just for aesthetics, it was carefully measured and executed to follow an average person's bodily alignment when they sleep, to ensure maximum comfort when you doze off and find yourself in dreamland. 


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The limited edition Up 50 Armchair by Gaetano Pesce 


Here's a piece that could look like it was made for the mod beauties of the swinging sixties. Unusually shaped yet incredibly inviting (and comfy), thanks to its no-sharp-corners design and soft body, this limited edition find is a must for homeowners who treat home decorating as a double process of collecting art. 

This chair design has endured for five decades since its launch in 1969, and now comes in a variety of colors like orange red, navy blue, and emerald green, among others. Its striped design is an ode to its original two colors. 


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The Dike Bed by Antonio Citterio 


Considering how big of a role our bedrooms play in the most private aspects of our lives at home, it only makes sense to take the time to make our choice of bed extra special and personal. There are countless ways to dress a bed up by mixing and matching linens, hunting for a one-of-a-kind frames, experimenting with height and utilizing different kinds of materials.

B&B Italia, howevever, chooses a sometimes overlooked element of the bed to be playful with: the headboard.

Check out this Dike Bed whose main feature is the four-panel headboard that measure two meters high. As an uncommon take on the bedroom accessory, this piece's most noteworthy feature is the mobility of its left and right panels; they're easily adjustable and can provide shade, added privacy, or just an artful touch should you want it. 


Photos from @bebitaliamanila