LARIO is a fresh, contemporary, versatile collection. Made with a configuration of components or in a linear arrangement, it looks like a solid padded block resting on the floor. It has a certain visual lightness that can be enhanced by a series of throw cushions softly set against the low back. It comes with an intriguing mechanism for adjustment in a relaxing position, easily activated without standing up. With one of the two seat depths measuring just 88 cm, Lario is the slimmest product in the entire Flexform collection, and therefore ideal for use even in limited spaces.
Besides the traditional upholstered armrest, Lario can be equipped with a storage armrest in metal covered with cowhide, to contain objects, and another intelligent accessory, also available for other models: a double roll joined by a cowhide belt, which inserted behind the back cushion has the dual function of lower back support and headrest, for those who want to enhance the already very comfortable seat. The collection also includes the Lario end table, for easy insertion in any composition.
Has a metallic base laquered with epoxy powder. The armrests and backrests are made of polyurethane and wood with metal inserted, and covered with protective fabric lining. The possibility to choose the armrest is either high or low. Also, the armrest/shelf is available in storage shelves. The metal frame is covered with hide leather in the following colors: white (5007), russian red (5008), olive (5006(), black (5005), dark brown (5004), dark brown extra (5013), grey (5003), sand (5001) and tobacco (5015). It is also available in suede on request with upcharge in the following colors: black suede (6005), dark brown suede (6004), olive suede (6003), sand suede (6001). The base is made of satined, chromed, black chromed, burnished or champagne metal. The seat frame is made of wood with polyurethane padding covered with a protective fabric lining. The throw pillows are down-filled on request with upcharge. The upholstery contains either removable fabric or not removable leather covers. Roll cushions have hide leather band in the following colors: russian red (5008), white (5007), olive (5006), black (5005), dark brown (5004), dark brown extra (5013), grey (5003), sand (5001), and tobacco (5015). It is also available with adjustable movement mechanism. The rectangular-section frame is made of metal satined, chromed, burnished, black chromed or champagne finish.
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.”