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Marrying leather and wood: Marimba collection by Billiani

The luxury Italian furniture brand has come up with a brand-new furniture collection inspired by the elegance of wood and the luxurious appeal of leather.

Marrying leather and wood: Marimba collection by Billiani

When it comes to furniture design, Billiani is synonymous with colours, enveloping lines and comfort. Wood is at the core of their creations, with the material often being used in the production of a wide range of chairs, tables and accessories. What sets the brand apart though is its ability to create striking design outcomes through the combination of colour and wood. Just like the all-new Marimba collection that can be attributed to Billiani’s design attitude for curiosity and experimentation.


Marimba celebrates the coming together of leather and wood in an unexpected fashion. The marriage of the two materials lends harmony as well as stability and agility to the collection. The use of leather also succeeds in lending character as well as a bold look-and-feel to the designs.


Designed by architect and designer Emilio Nanni, the Marimba collection is composed of a side chair, lounge chair and two versions of a stool (with and without backrests). The furniture pieces are made up of solid stained or lacquered beech, with seats and backrests in hide or fine grain leather. The practical lacquered steel handle makes for easy manoeuvrability.


Marimba was presented at the recently-concluded 2019 Milan design fair in a brand-new avatar with new colours developed by Cristina Celestino. Cristina, who is a Milan-based architect and designer from Friuli, came on board earlier this year as Billiani’s art director.

Nanni’s long-standing association with Billiani has been instrumental in producing some of the brand’s best-selling furniture which today, find their way in restaurants, cafeterias and hotels from around the world.

Discover more designs by Billiani, here.


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