for B&B Italia
The Noonu bed, designed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia, echoes the design on the sofa. The headboard stands out for its understated grandeur, attracting the eye and enveloping the body. The slightly suspended frame appears as if it in floating over the floor. At the base of the Noonu bed is the metal profile in curved aluminum, available in bright brushed, black chromed and pewter grey versions. As with the whole Noonu range, the bed can be covered in leather or fabric. The bed can also rest on four fixed feet or on two fixed feet and two wheels for easier movement. To remove them from view, these feet and wheels are positioned inside the frame.
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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.