Sofa Design by Antonio Citterio
- Two B&B Italia sofa designs crop up frequently in the Dwell archives: the Charles by Antonio Citterio and the Tufty-Time by Patricia Urquiola.
Ah, wouldn’t it be a dream if all of your most-adored indoor furniture were also suitable for the backyard? The land of the waterlogged white plastic patio set gets a handsome update as B&B Italia took the liberty of weatherproofing their best-selling Charles collection.
Earlier this year, Dwell editors traveled to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan and came back with their lists and pics of the best new designs from around the world. Here are their picks for sofas. You can also see these and more in the In the Modern World section of Dwell's September 2009 issue.
The undersized J.J. was created to complement Citterio’s oversize Arne sofas. Steel rods support a stained oak frame, between which a series of crisscrossed seatbelt-like bands make up the seat, which is covered in a leather cushion.
This table, created by Antonio Citterio in 2009, features an opening system that allows the central element to be drawn out quickly—a thick crystel top is available in white or gray. There are trestle-shaped legs, which are tapered.
- Thanks to a contemporary interior that she’s been updating for a decade, modern architect Abigail Turin has learned to love her traditional 1925 San Francisco home.
- American history lives on in a family’s Tribeca, New York, loft after a renovation by a couple of enterprising architects.