The Couch - Conversations on Design
  • B&B Italia
8 episodes
“The Couch, Conversations on Design” is a brand new podcast brought to you by B&B Italia. Over the course our first 7 episodes we’ll be sitting down, sitting back and listening in on designers, writers, collectors and curators to discuss the importance of the home and all the things we decide to put in it.
As many of us are using the spaces we call home in a way like never before, we ponder on the past, present and future of domestic environments. The Couch, conversations on design is presented by me David Plaisant for B&B Italia, and is available online from May 2020.

Episodes

Ep. 7 - Outside with Philippe Starck
2020 Aug 0420m 47s
We go al fresco on this episode and talk to celebrated designer Philippe Starck about his new outdoor collection Oh, it rains! Plus we look at the history of taking the indoor out, and bringing the outside in with historian Penny Sparke and writer Catharine Rossi.
Ep. 6 - Are you sitting comfortably?
2020 Jul 2720m 22s
As many more of us have to work from home the question is more important than ever, we discuss ergonomics and comfort in design with Editor of AD PRO Katy Olson, design critic Annalisa Rosso and also hear from Piero Lissoni and Mario Bellini.
Ep. 5 - Couch Potato or Couch Surfer?
2020 Jul 1026m 37s
We jump on the piece of furniture that gives the podcast its name this week. From couch potato to couch surfer we look at how a large, soft object for the home has impacted our culture.
Ep. 4 - Home Of The Future
2020 Jun 1933m 59s
With our domestic life and work life experiencing such extreme change we wonder what the home will look like, 1 year, 10 years or even 100 years into the future. Looking how technology is changing the way we use the domestic space but also find out how the crafted and the tangible are more important than ever. We also look back to 1972 and what the future of design looked like back then.
Ep. 3 - Crafted Industry
2020 Jun 0321m 19s
Design at in its very essence is about crafting objects that can be made and used again and again. Italian design maestro Mario Bellini discusses that process and looks back 50 years to the creation of his iconic Camaleonda.
Ep. 2 - Know Your Couch
2020 May 1622m 36s
From radical, experimental design to brash, sensational advertising there are some couches that tell a story. We go on design voyage sitting on some masterful couches along the way, including Gaetano Pesce’s UP, Antonio Citterio’s Sity, Mario Bellini’s Le Bambole.
Ep.1 - What Makes a Home?
2020 May 1625m 6s
As we are using our homes like never before, we discover just how crucial the domestic space is to our culture. We trace the origins of modern home design and see how it can be both a refuge and platform of creativity.
The Couch - Trailer
2020 May 0557s
“The Couch” is a brand new podcast brought to you by B&B Italia. Over the course our first 7 episodes we’ll be sitting down, sitting back and listening in on designers, writers, collectors and curators to discuss the importance of the home and all the things we decide to put in it.