Crono updates and reinterprets the classic 1940s armchair with a structure in solid wood and curved wooden armrests. The back adds character to the design, thanks to the original weave of cowhide cords for a clear Arts&Crafts image. The light, precious weave, entirely made by hand, offers a glimpse of the large down back cushion, resting on the seat cushion which is more robust to improve comfort. Alone or in pairs, covered in leather or fabric, Crono is the perfect accompaniment for any sofa with clean, contemporary lines. The new CRONO dining chair and settee with three cushions are models that join the armchair of the same name, already in the catalogue. The particular crafted back in woven cord is a good expression of the value of “handiwork” of this collection.
The sofa is framed with solid wooden canaletto walnut, canaletto walnut extra, canaletto walnut stained coffee or in ashwood natural, stained teak, stained ebony, stained wenge, stained cherry, stained walnut, and stained coffee stained brown. It also has a woven hide leather cord: black, tobacco, natural, dark brown, grey, olive and russian red. The metal frame is coated with epoxy powder. The seat is made of wood and metal, padded with polyurethane foam, and has a protective fabric lining covering. The backrest cushion can be down-filled (on request with upcharge for the armchair). The upholstery has a removable fabric or leather covers.
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.”