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Arne Sofa

c. 2005

by Antonio Citterio
for B&B Italia

Arne Sofa

by Antonio Citterio
for B&B Italia

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The Arne sofa is a thought­ful decon­struc­tion of typical recti­lin­ear seating. By orient­ing the seating as a broad arc, it encour­ages users to more easily face each other while engaged in a conver­sa­tion. The design creates a visual focal point across from the seating where all sitters can watch tele­vi­sion. A juxta­po­si­tion of hard and soft uphol­stered forms, the seat and back cush­ions are down filled and nestle against the fabric wrapped seat base and backrest.

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Antonio Citterio

Italy (1950)

Inspired by icons such as Eileen Gray, Charles and Ray Eames, and George Nelson, Italian designer Antonio Citterio has built an extremely successful career in the furniture industry. He’s known for his emphasis on craftsmanship and materiality, a combination that’s defined a longtime partnership with B&B Italia. Citterio has been responsible for designing all new collections by Maxalto since 1993. He ensures that each product, like his Dives sofa or Alcova canopy bed, clearly delineates its function and is comfortable and liveable as much as grand and luxurious.

Born in 1950 in the north Italian city of Meda, Antonio Citterio opened his first office at the age of 22. The architect and designer supposedly had decided on his career path by age 13.

Citterio went on to collaborate with Terry Dwan on architecture projects through the late 1990’s before forming a practice with Patricia Viel that’s today called Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel. Their significant work includes the Technogym headquarters, Bulgari Hotels around the world, Qatar Airways lounges, the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Milan, and the B&B Italia Center for Research in Novedrate, Italy.

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