UGOMARIA belongs to the very popular type of the “family sofa.” It is a reminder of the sofas of the tradition of the early 20th century, and retains some of their typical features, such as the rounded armrest, reinterpreted in an essential, contemporary style. A model ideal for those in search of a slightly retro image, or for not-so-metropolitan contexts. Available in the linear version in several sizes, it comes with self-braking front and rear casters. The composition can be enlivened by a large ottoman on wheels to place in front of or beside the sofa. With down-filled seat and back cushions, Ugomaria differs from the Nonnamaria model in the design of the back. The collection also offers a sofa-bed option with an easy-open mechanism and wooden feet.
It has a wooden frame that is padded with polyurethane, and covered with a protective fabric lining. The seat cushion is down-filled with a resilient inner core. The backrest cushions are also downfilled with polyester fibre. The feet are made of wood, and the bed-sofa is made of castors self-locking front and rear castors. The feet can also be made of beech on request with natural or stained walnut, cherry, teak, coffee colour, wenge’, ebony, and brown finishes. The upholstery contains 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.”