A linear component sofa raised off the floor on a metal based covered with cowhide. The original structure adds character to the image, a sort of light shell of metal sheets covered in cowhide that flares from the base to embrace the large cushions of the armrests and back. An object enhanced by fine finishing materials, for rigorous aesthetic results. The many possible fabric/leather variants give the sofa a versatile image, varied by the combination of two materials for a range of different effects. The sofa is joined by a family of small tables that work perfectly with its design. With a metal base, tops in many types of wood and marble available in the catalogue, and ample sizes in the round, square and rectangular models, the tables are ideal for placement in front of the sofa.
Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950, and started his design office in 1972. He got a degree in architecture at the Milan Polytechnic in 1975.
Between 1987 and 1996, he worked with Terry Dwan and together they designed buildings in Europe and Japan.
In 1999, he founded “Antonio Citterio and Partners” with Patricia Viel. The firm operates internationally, developing complex long-term projects on all scales and in synergy with a qualified network of consultants.
In 1987 and in 1994, Antonio Citterio received the Compasso d’Oro-ADI award. Since 2006 he has been teaching architectural design at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland. In 2008, he was honored by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce of London, which gave him the title of “Royal Designer for Industry.”
In September 2009, the architectural firm changed its name to “Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners.”