Frank Sofa System
for B&B Italia
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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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.