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Charles Large

Antonio Citterio

Charles Large Sofas
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Ein Inbegriff des modernen Lifestyles und ein Meilenstein des Designs. Charakteristische Merkmale dieses unglaublich erfolgreichen Sofas sind zum einem seine Leichtigkeit, die vor allem auf der Schlichtheit der Füße in Form eines umgedrehten "L" beruht, sowie zum anderen die aus einem Kissen bestehende Sitzfläche und die lose an die Rückseite angelehnten Kissen. Die luftige Form und die einfache Linienführung sorgen im Gegenzug für äußerst vielfältige und innovative räumliche Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten in unzähligen Kombinationen. Die umfassende Auswahl an Elementen erfüllt unterschiedlichste Einrichtungsanforderungen und individuelle Komfortansprüche.


The name? Charles is a tribute to the design of the 1950s and 60s. The name refers obviously to Charles Eames, the American designer, architect and film director who always sustained that “The details are not the details. They make the design” They are actually elements that make design meaningful. This concept is enough to tell the story of Charles, B&B Italia's longest and best seller, and the design strength shows in the details: the upside-down L foot and the slender raised base both confer an image of lightness to the sofa.

A leading piece in contemporary lifestyle, it became a reference model in the world of design. The light image accentuated by the essential design of the die-cast aluminium feet make Charles into a sofa with a decidedly contemporary look, a product of great formal elegance that goes well beyond the current times and fashions. The spatial concept behind the project by Antonio Citterio is innovative: a system that can be used to create new compositions - two or three seat sofas, sofas with a chaise longue addition and a corner sofa. The line also includes a broad selection of modular elements to satisfy any furnishing need, including the most personal desire for comfort.

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Stahlrohre und -profile

Innenrahmen Füllung
kalt elastischer Polyurethanschaum Bayfit®, Futter aus Polyesterfaser

Sitzkissen Füllung (Haushalt)
geformtes Polyurethan verschiedener Dichten, sterilisierte Daunen, Futter aus Polyesterfaser

Sitzkissen Füllung (Allgemeinheit)
geformtes Polyurethan verschiedener Dichten, Polyesterfaser, Futter aus Polyesterfaser

Rückenkissen (CH48_C-CH72_C)
Polyesterfaser, Typ mit Umrandung


Material thermoplastisch

Stoff oder Leder


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Antonio Citterio

Antonio Citterio was born in Meda (Milano) in 1950, and started his design office in 1972, graduating in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano in 1975. Between 1987 and 1996 he worked in association with Terry Dwan and, together, they designed buildings in Europe and Japan.

In 2000, with Patricia Viel, he founded a practice for architecture and interior design, developing international complex long-term projects, at all scales and in synergy with a qualified network of specialist consultants. The studio has today taken the name of "Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel". Antonio Citterio currently works in the industrial design sector with numerous Italian and foreign companies. In 1987 and in 1994 he was awarded the Compasso d’Oro-ADI. From 2006 to 2016 he has been professor of Architectural Design at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture (Switzerland). In 2008 he was honoured by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce of London, which gave him the title of “Royal Designer for Industry”.

Antonio Citterio is art director of Maxalto, Arclinea and Azucena.

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