Doshi Levien, Design Studio
Doshi Levien is a London-based design studio founded by Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien. Their unique approach to design blends cultural influences, industrial techniques, and fine craftsmanship to create distinctive and memorable products for global brands such as B&B Italia, Moroso, and Camper.
Do-Maru Armchair by Doshi Levien for B&B Italia is named after the ancient armor worn by samurai warriors, made up of painted and decorated thick leather plates that covered and protected the hero’s body.
The shell of the seat is made up of two superimposed bodies, softened by paddings that can be upholstered with either fabric or leather. The cast aluminum back support boldly underlines the conical profile of the small armchair, while the anterior support is in tubular metal with different finishes, studied to match the colors of the body.
- Hard polyurethane seat and back shell
- Bayfit® flexible cold-shaped polyurethane foam seat and back upholstery
- Steel profiles front leg
- Die-cast aluminum rear leg
- Plastic ferrules
Fabric or leather cover
About B&B Italia
B&B Italia is one of the world’s foremost modern furniture companies, renowned for high-end designer furnishings. Founded in 1966 with the entrepreneurial vision of Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, B&B Italia represents the extraordinary convergence of design and industry—the expression of contemporary culture.