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.
With the ‘Grande Papilio’ Naoto Fukasawa once more demonstrates his feeling for proportions and details. The monolithic armchair, which is the big brother of ‘Papilio’ the upholstered chair B&B Italia presented last year, shows a harmonic balance of form, which starts from the curve of the back and arrives until the long conical shape of the frame.
This piece is also covered by fabric and leather, and also has a removable cover thanks to a metallic zip that characterize its back.