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Frank Sofa System

by Antonio Citterio
for B&B Italia

Frank Sofa System

by Antonio Citterio
for B&B Italia

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The Frank sofa system is avail­able in two depths afford­ing the user a remark­able breadth of possi­ble config­u­ra­tions. Like so many of Citterio’s seating designs, his Frank sofas and section­als are char­ac­ter­ized by the designer’s signa­ture recti­lin­ear mini­mal­ism that is always under­scored by tremen­dous comfort. With Frank sofas and section­als, both the seat and back cush­ions (even the armrests) have been augmented by down feather inter­nal uphol­stery imbuing a subtle amor­phous­ness and soft­ness to the rectilinear forms.

The Frank sofas and section­als are composed of an inter­nal steel frame with Bayfit (Bayer) flex­i­ble cold-shaped polyurethane foam along with poly­ester padding that has been augmented by ster­il­ized down. Optional loose, flex­i­ble poly­ester and down-filled cush­ions in various sizes are also avail­able. Its frame is composed of extruded and die-cast aluminum avail­able in brushed glossy aluminum as well as black chrome or painted bronze nickel finish. Frank sofas and sectional are avail­able in a number of textile and leather upholstery options.

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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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