Antonio Citterio and Paolo Nava celebrate the 40th anniversary of B&B Italia great classic and an absolute icon of contemporary design. The Diesis sofa, has been given a total makeover both in terms of design and structure.
Diesis ’40 recalls the original concept while simultaneously introducing a modern design and a nod to the future. The iconic backrest retains its essential and technical integrity based around the structural steel core, composed of metal springs which give strength and flexibility. The leather-covered base and backrest are just like the previous ones, but now have a distinctive Saffiano texture. The supporting structure has a timeless elegance, which underlines Diesis’ harmony with the vision of the great masters of Modernism. The cushions boast a new leather finish (available exclusively for Diesis 40) that accentuates the product’s strength and vigour. This is softened by new and more comfortable padding. Reinforced seams and other techniques borrowed from saddlery draw attention to the authentic craftsmanship. Lovers of technical details will appreciate the die-cast lenticular elements of the polished brushed aluminium structure, and the seat structure which is further reduced by using two leather-covered coupled sheets.