The CESTONE sofa emphasizes its back, an often overlooked part. The sides and back are made with large strips of cowhide, woven in a broad pattern on a metal structure. The aesthetic result is a sophisticated checkerboard that brings a prestigious image, of particular value when positioned at the center of a room. From the same collection, the Cestone bed reprises the elegant cowhide weave on its headboard, introducing a panel of materic thickness that forms a contrast with the simplicity of the bedframe. The sofa can be combined with the Cestone tables with tops in natural or stained ash wood, an apt match for the warmth of the cowhide. The tables are fastened to the structure of the sofa and become an integral part of its design, adding dynamism to the configuration. The tables, placed freely by the bed, become handy bedside units.
Design By Antonio Citterio
For the past 40 years, Antonio Citterio has been supervising the entire Flexform collection.Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950, and started his design office in 1972. He got a degree in architecture at the Milan Polytechnic in 1975.Between 1987 and 1996, he worked with Terry Dwan and together they designed buildings in Europe and Japan.In 1999, he founded “Antonio Citterio and Partners” with Patricia Viel. The firm operates internationally, developing complex long-term projects on all scales and in synergy with a qualified network of consultants. In 1987 and in 1994, Antonio Citterio received the Compasso d’Oro-ADI award. Since 2006 he has been teaching architectural design at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland. In 2008, he was honored by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce of London, which gave him the title of “Royal Designer for Industry.”In September 2009, the architectural firm changed its name to “Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners.”