BBPR, Studio

The architectural firm BBPR was started in 1932 by partners Gian Luigi Banfi, Ludovico Belgiojoso, Enrico Peressutti and Ernesto Rogers. After Banfi’s death in 1945 they continued to work under the acronym BBPR. The partnership’s activities included architecture, city planning and interior design.

BBPR was part of the Italian Modernist movement (Razionalismo) of the 1930s, but their most famous work, the Torre Velasca in Milan (1956-58) incorporated more traditional Italian architectural elements.

In the area of design they have produced very innovative office furniture for Olivetti, the silver teapot service for Calderoni and the Emma handle for Olivari.