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Antonio Citterio’s latest creations for Flexform is a study in refined elegance

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.

  • Tessa armchair

  • Gregory sofa

  • Asolo sofa, pictured in a private villa in Italy

  • Hora Sexta daybed

  • Ansel sofa

  • Carlotta Outdoor, pictured in a private villa in Italy

BY Vanitha Pavapathi

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.

Indoor Collection


Asolo sofa, pictured in a private villa in Italy

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.


Gregory sofa

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.


Tessa armchair

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. 

Outdoor Collection


Carlotta Outdoor, pictured in a private villa in Italy

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.


Ansel sofa

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.


Hora Sexta daybed

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.

Photography courtesy of Flexform SpA.

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