Gio Chaise Lounge
for B&B Italia Outdoor
The Gio Chaise lounge 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. They all have a basic structure of wooden slats where backrests and armrests, characterized by interlacing Tortora ribbons, can be easily inserted. This particular type of structure allows for easily disassemble the various components, so to reduce the space needed to store the products in winter. The seats are equipped with seat and back cushions which makes the series particularly cozy and comfortable and offer exclusive color combinations.
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.