Antonio Citterio

If I think about sofa I always remember Antonio Citterio. He is definitely one of my favorite designer’s. If I would need to choose one sofa, I would choose Michel which was designed for B&B Italia. I would pick grey fabric or beige leather like o the pictures below. Grey  and beige goes perfect with almost everything and design peace like Michel sofa will make that room even more special. Great thing about this sofa is also that is deep enought and offers you enough space to relax.  You can buy 91 cm or 106 cm deep. If you have space buy bigger one. Who buys sofa this days only to seat on them?  I don’t!   Michel also includes 34 linear and modular elements together with five different ottomans.

Antonio-Citterio-Michel-sofa for B&B-Italiacontemporary-sofa- michel-antonio-citterio-b&b italia Antonio Citterio is not good just with sofa designs. He work for a lot of other famous company like Flos, Axor, Maxalto, Flexform, Kartel, Hermes, Vitra,… So his design collection inludes lamps, faucets, chairs tables and many more. He likes to experiment with different materials.  For Maxsalto he did lovely Acro wood furniture collection and for Kartell he used sintetic materials.

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We need to say also a little bit about his life…

Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950 and started his design office in 1972. He graduated in architecture at the Milan Polytechnic in 1975.  In 1999 together with Patricia Viel  founded company “Antonio Citterio and Partners.” The studio operates at international level developing complex long-term projects.

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Since 2006 he has been an architectural design instructor at the Università della Svizzera Italiana, Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio.  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. If you would like to read more about him visit his page here.

In September 2009 the studio changed its name to “Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners”.

 

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