for B&B Italia
The Michel sofa features single and double elements that can be configured in numerous ways with or without armrests and similarly with or without backrests – this provides the opportunity to create a highly customized seating plateau that is extraordinarily engaging. The addition of floating ottomans in various sizes function as a comfortable place to rest one’s legs while doing double duty as a flexible surface.
While Michel is, of course, available in a number of possible modular sectional configurations as well as numerous textile and leather upholstery options, the two-piece Michel Sofa Sectional with left or right side chaise is available as part of our Quick Ship Program. This sectional configuration is upholstered in B&B Italia’s Spora 153 textile in anthracite/dark gray color and includes five back cushions – three square and two rectilinear; its base runners are in bronzed nickel finish.
The Collection 2019
Timeless Indoor 2019
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.