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Suita Sofa by Antonio Citterio

I'm smitten with this modular sofa, designed by Antonio Citterio in 2010. Suita is his first non-office, non-waiting room collaboration with Vitra—that is, his first design for the home—and the piece is almost endlessly customizable.

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The components to choose from include: one armed seats, two armed seats, a chaise shape, a desk/tray/shelf along the back, headrests, bolsters, and two sizes of ottomans—one to perch your feet, one to serve as a coffee table.

Suita comes with a wide array of options.
Suita comes with a wide array of options.
Some examples of Suita arrangements.
Some examples of Suita arrangements.
This means you can create the perfect shape for your space—whether a sprawling sectional for a spacious loft or a compact couch with a built-in desk for a small apartment.

Adding a mounted shelf onto the back of the sofa creates a compact work space—or a spot for snacking. Just don't bump your soda bottle or wine glass...
Adding a mounted shelf onto the back of the sofa creates a compact work space—or a spot for snacking. Just don't bump your soda bottle or wine glass...
An optional headrest creates a more formal, enclosed-feeling piece.
An optional headrest creates a more formal, enclosed-feeling piece.
The curvy and elegant frame seems to float atop aluminum feet, available in polished, black, or white.

This overscaled ottoman, or 'platform,' is tightly upholstered and can be used for trays, books and magazines, or for tired feet.
This overscaled ottoman, or 'platform,' is tightly upholstered and can be used for trays, books and magazines, or for tired feet.
The sofa's rounded edges and feet pay homage to classic American mid-century modern design, while bringing the aesthetic up-to-date.
 

The ideal setup for a long wall of windows: a chaise shape with headrest.
The ideal setup for a long wall of windows: a chaise shape with headrest.

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