Antonio Citterio presented at this year’s Orgatec the new ID chair for the Swiss manufacturer Vitra. We met him and talked about the the chair and the actual relevance of design in general. Enjoy!
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For more than 25 years the Milan based designer Antonio Citterio and the Swiss manufactrer Vitra have been working together. Numerous office chairs, visitor’s chairs, waiting sofas as well as entire office systems arose from this successful colaboration. With the new upholstery family ‘Suita’ Citterio designed a piece for Vitra’s Home Collection for the first time.
“The light and elegant appearance of the Suita range is due mainly to the fact that the basic frame seems to practically float on top of the visible base. The bridge-like construction of the feet made of aluminium die-casting (or, optionally, of polished, black or white coated aluminium) is not only an important feature of the furniture group, its characteristically rounded edges also pays homage to American mid-century design (Eames, Nelson and Girard).”
The Italian manufacturer B&B Italia presented a new modular shelf system at this year´s Salone del Mobile – ’Flat.C’ by Antonio Citterio.
The first remarkable feature is the discreet elegance of the system, thanks to which the books play the actual leading role. Extremely reduced thickness; horizontal and vertical patterns resulting from the matching of shelves and partitions; a single and quite small depth; the elimination of any exposed joints , bring about a furnishing project, which does not want to be the main focus of the room, serving the functions it was designed for with the utmost elegance, instead.
The issue of containing, or partially concealing, video appliances was tackled through a series of container modules, which are “laid out” harmonically together with the shelves.