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Noonu Sofa

c. 2021

by Antonio Citterio
for B&B Italia

Noonu Sofa

by Antonio Citterio
for  B&B Italia

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Noonu is the name of the new sofa system that Antonio Citte­rio has designed for B&B Italia: a brand-new project created to continue and complete the journey started in 2018 with B&B Atoll.

The Noonu collec­tion works in harmony with B&B Italia’s previ­ous collec­tions to form a fully-fledged arch­i­pel­ago of options, where the unique char­ac­ter that distin­guishes each indi­vid­ual element does its part in telling a cohe­sive story. Noonu is offer­ing itself as a port, a start­ing point from which to cast off and explore new terri­tory. Noonu is a system of uphol­stery in which large sizes meet impres­sive flex­i­bil­ity. The support­ing struc­ture disap­pears from view, creat­ing islands” which appear to almost float, suspended in mid-air. 

The seats them­selves are deep, with a single, large seat cushion that guar­an­tees extreme comfort. The tilted back is designed to accom­mo­date cush­ions, which can be distrib­uted however you wish. The design is made even more intrigu­ing by a support element that can be arranged in any manner of posi­tions: a roller cushion bound by sophis­ti­cated webbing to a die-cast aluminium frame, which sits beneath the seat cushion. This allows you to use it freely as a termi­nal armrest element or as a head­rest, to read or to work, placed between the seats or removed entirely, depend­ing on how the sofa is being used. 

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Antonio Citterio

Italy (1950)

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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