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Hybrid Sofa System

c. 2019

by Antonio Citterio
for B&B Italia Outdoor

Hybrid Sofa System

by Antonio Citterio
for  B&B Italia Outdoor

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The Hybrid sofa system from B&B Italia Outdoor is a series of modular seating elements designed by Antonio Citte­rio with the versa­til­ity to accom­mo­date any space with infi­nite possi­ble combi­na­tions. The textile dimen­sions play a key role and imme­di­ately stand out, with uphol­stery cover­ing the gener­ous padding — typical elements are often only found on indoor furnishings.

Hence the name of the collec­tion, Hybrid, offers a visual link between the inside and the outside of the house. The design repre­sents the perfect furnish­ing element for climates and spaces defined by a contin­u­ous blend of inside and outside envi­ron­ments, with rooms that open to an en Plein-air dimen­sion and living spaces inte­grated into terraces and gardens. 

This idea is further under­scored in terms of comfort. Hybrid guar­an­tees the same comfort as tradi­tional uphol­stered furni­ture for inte­ri­ors, with a new type of mattress seat conceived for outdoor furnish­ings. The cush­ions are made with paddings of differ­ent densi­ties, care­fully designed to pleas­antly accom­mo­date the body and support it simul­ta­ne­ously without sinking. The support­ing struc­tures are almost invis­i­ble, and the seat floats a few centime­ters above the floor. The solid base is formed by a frame in extruded aluminum painted in the colors sage, clay, and anthracite and is completed by a plat­form with fiber­glass slats. The back­rest conceals an aluminum struc­ture covered with soft polyurethane, which is, in turn, covered with a padded sheath, completed with a cover in water­proof fabric. The plat­form is avail­able in eight sizes and two depths, while the armrest and back­rest come in two heights.

The Hybrid sofa is part of our quick ship program — avail­able in Saturno 258 or Saturno 800 with natural trim and an anthracite-painted base. Please see the spec sheet to the left for details or call 800.886.0867 for more information.

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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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