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Gio Armchair

c. 2016

by Antonio Citterio
for B&B Italia Outdoor

Gio Armchair

by Antonio Citterio
for  B&B Italia Outdoor

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The Gio Armchair designed by Antonio Citte­rio for B&B Italia outdoor is part of series of contem­po­rary furnish­ings dedi­cated to living in the open air. A complete range includ­ing armchairs, sofas, tables and a chaise lounge which have been devel­oped from solid teak struc­tures with a special antique grey finish, which gives the wood a partic­u­lar lived-in aspect and silver-grey reflective quality.

A basic struc­ture of wooden slats where back­rests and armrests, char­ac­ter­ized by inter­lac­ing Tortora ribbons, can be easily inserted. This allows for an easy disas­sem­bly of the various compo­nents, to reduce the space needed to store the prod­ucts in winter. The seats equipped with seat and back cush­ions makes the series partic­u­larly cozy and comfort­able. Explore our suggested mate­ri­als to customize your selection.


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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