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Charles Bed

c. 1997

by Antonio Citterio
for B&B Italia

Charles Bed

by Antonio Citterio
for  B&B Italia

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The Charles bed designed by Antonio Citte­rio for B&B Italia show­cases a distinc­tive trape­zoidal shape with a gently sloping and subtly curved head­board. The bed’s inter­nal struc­ture comprises steel frames with Bayfit flex­i­ble cold-shaped polyurethane foam and poly­ester padding for excep­tional comfort. The Charles base frame legs come in a polished die-cast aluminum finish, painted nickel, or black chrome, with the option to use a single pair of legs and under­side wheel supports. For quick-ship options, please refer to the spec sheet on the left or call 800.886.0867.


Antonio Citterio


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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