G. Barban

Adriano Design

Gianfranco Barban received his degree in Architecture in 1994 from the Politecnico di Milano and has been a member of the Ordine degli Architetti di Varese since 1996. His first experiences in explorations in research and design started very early in the laboratory of his family’s custom carpentry workshop. From this manual work experience Barban developed his natural knowledge of materials and their principle characteristics.
Barban first design experience which continues today was for a company which produces wheels for furniture. He wheel designs can be found on furniture produced and sold globally.
With the support of friends and colleagues which shared the same enthusiasm, Barban formed a multidiscipline research laboratory called B-lab in 1999. B.lab created it first prototypes from an idea of Barban in 1999 a product lined called – LIVING GLASS., The ideas and products quickly multiplied , B-Surfaces, Living FLOOR, and Impact Glass all became part of Barban’s and B.lab’s list of successful innovative materials.