Jamie Rosenthal, the always-ahead-of-the-curve proprietress of Lost & Found in Los Angeles, clued us in to Italian label B’sbee a while back. Founded in Milan in 2001 by Cinzia Bertocchi and Maurizio Pelligrini, a nomadic couple who travel the world in search of inspiration, B’sbee is a line of clothing and housewares with a distinctive, slightly disheveled (in a good way), bohemian vibe. (As Jamie says, “You can immediately sense there is an integrity and soulfulness to Bsbee’s handwoven textiles and designs that rarely exists in clothing or homewares today.”) Join us for a tour of their Milan loft (and see the range of offerings at Lost & Found here).
Photography by Nathalie Krag.
Above: Cinzia and Maurizio in their office and showroom, which is located on the ground floor of an industrial building formerly used as a typography studio and dating from the 1600s.
Above: A view of the lofty main living area. “When we moved in, the space was completely empty, derelict,” Cinzia says. “We made only a few interventions in order to keep the layout as original as possible.” The wall hanging is a reproduction of the B’sbee logo; the 6-Arm Loft Zig-Zag Floor Lamp is available from Horne for $1,495.
Above: “We used factory windows to create a transparent glassed-in living area that functions as a glass box,” Cinzia says. “We wanted to keep the space as empty as possible,” she adds. A modern sofa is draped in a cotton throw; for similar B’sbee cushions, including an Indigo Stripe Pillow for $98, see the range at Lost & Found.
Above: “The tile floors are original and typical of the Navigli area,” Cinzia says. The orange Nesso Table Lamp, designed by Giancarlo Mattioli for Artemide, is $430 from Y Lighting.
Above: A detail of the coffee table.
Above: Beauty in imperfection: The floors retain their original patina.
Above: Curtains separate the kitchen from the living area.
Above: “The countertops are made of cement and resin, inspired by a technique we saw in Morocco,” Cinzia says.
Above: Cinzia and Maurizio discovered the wall sculpture by American artist Ben Forgey on a trip to New Mexico. “He’s since become a good friend,” Cinzia says.
Above: A suite of Emeco Navy Chairs surrounds a white-painted vintage dining table.
Above: “The small bedroom with freestanding bathtub is the only closable room with privacy in the home,” Cinzia says. The queen-size B’sbee Indigo Tie Dye Duvet Cover is $535 from Lost & Found.
Above: A claw-foot bathtub with vintage chair.