A linear component sofa and armchair with a clean, contemporary look. The light structure welcomes generously padded goosedown cushions bordered by thick relief stitching. The base in metal tubing is covered in leather or fabric, raised off the floor by metal feet. The soft armrest and back cushions slide over the structure, and are crossed by original lengthwise stitching that produces a gentle hollow on the surface (in fabric or leather): an interesting graphic sign that becomes the distinctive feature of the sofa. The horizontal stitching on the armrest and back cushions follows and accentuates the natural folds created by the act of sitting.
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.”