Grand Sofà (2017) is Antonio Citterio’s interpretation of luxurious comfort and contemporary design. The designer’s Italian flair for lightness and elegance is united with the trademark quality and…
Grand Sofà (2017) is Antonio Citterio’s interpretation of luxurious comfort and contemporary design. The designer’s Italian flair for lightness and elegance is united with the trademark quality and precision of the Swiss company Vitra.
"For me, a sofa is a support and a cushion at the same time. 45 years ago, I started designing sofas and soon saw them in that light: a simple but not simplistic approach. With all the changes I've seen over the years, it's the timeless classic designs that have asserted themselves on the market" Antonio Citterio, 2017Show more Show less
"If you think about a sofa, you actually have to observe how people live. Until 30, 40 years, the sofa was used exclusively for the reception of guests and the conversation. From the 1980s, my view of the sofa widened: I wanted to look at its role for a more personal use. When I design a sofa, I imagine an element in the center of the living area, a kind of 'island' for personal activities. The living room has become a family room - relaxation and leisure activities are in the center. That is why the sofa has become a soft surface that can be used in many different ways: to watch TV, to sleep, to eat" - Antonio Citterio
The clean lines and geometric forms of the generously dimensioned sofa elements create spacious platform for sitting or reclining. Despite its expansive proportions, Grand Sofa has a slender profile: the slim, fabric-covered body is doubly angled to form a cascading seat, backrest and rearward ledge. Viewed from any angle, the Grand Sofa presents a graceful silhouette and almost seems to float above the floor.