Time and again, Antonio Citterio’s designs have demonstrated that they are way ahead of time. His newest furniture designs for Flexform are a testament to his foresight and decades of experience.
3 May, 2021
Antonio Citterio is no stranger to the design world. In fact, he’s one of the foremost industrial designers of this generation. For over four decades, he has worked with Italian furniture manufacturer Flexform to establish a suite of signature pieces and broader product families along the way.
His latest indoor and outdoor furniture collections for the family-owned company are yet another approachable stunners. The pieces are at once formal and casual, a gentle nod to Citterio’s relationship with Flexform which is undoubtedly personal, yet fulfilling professionally. These are some of the standout pieces.
Simple forms and exquisite materials belie the furniture’s sophisticated construction details. Though angular in shape, the Asolo sofa is devoid of sharp corners and features large, fluffy cushions to achieve cloud-like comfort.
In the Gregory sofa, elastic webbing wrapped in cowhide leather remains exposed, highlighting the support system in place to position the goose down-filled cushions.
The Tessa armchair, on the other hand, pays homage to the ancient Italian art of paper rush cord weaving that makes up the seat and backrest. This handcrafted beauty is complemented by an understated frame in solid ash or turned Canaletto walnut. Tessa is also available in an outdoor variant.
Antonio Citterio’s revered 1997 creation makes its way outdoor thanks an epoxy powder-coated stainless steel structure and woven polypropylene fibre upholstery that can withstand the elements. The Carlotta Outdoor small armchair can also be paired with its namesake footstool.
The Ansel sofa looks like a wooden crate precisely cut in half to accommodate generously padded seat cushions, outlined with elegant grosgrain piping. But what makes it truly unique is the unexpected combination of iroko wood slats and stainless steel base.
Once again, the natural qualities of the iroko wood take centre stage in the minimal Hora Sexta daybed, with just a subtle addition of woven polypropylene fibre on the reclinable backrest. The latter is available in a range of colours. For greater manoeuvrability, the daybed also comes in a version with cast aluminium posterior wheels and can be completed with upholstered mattress.
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