Grand Sofà 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.
The clean lines and geometric forms of the generously dimensioned sofa elements create a spacious platform for sitting or reclining. Despite its expansive proportions, Grand Sofà has a graceful silhouette: the slim, fabric-covered body is doubly angled to form a cascading seat, backrest and rearward ledge. The body is supported at two points under each end of the seat surface and behind the backrest by a bridge-like aluminum base frame, making the sofa appear to float above the floor. The seating elements are open on the sides, which emphasizes the horizontal planes of Grand Sofà. Consumers can choose between a full-length backrest or a shortened version. This makes it possible to produce large seating arrangements with gaps and viewpoints – a sofa landscape with an almost topographical character, conveying an expression of lightness and variability.
The seat and back cushions of Grand Sofà are available with or without tufting. Both versions are filled with high-quality padding that provides extraordinary comfort, yet each has a distinctive look: the classic untufted pillows have a subtle, calm appearance, while the rhythmic indentations in the tufted cushions emphasize the horizontal lines of Grand Sofà and add a touch of hand craftsmanship.
- Legs: Die-cast aluminum, polished or powder-coated
- Body: Metal frame with molded polyurethane foam
- Seat Cushions: polyurethane foam core and chamber cushion (filled with polyurethane foam lozenges, latex and a mix of goose feathers and down).
- Height: 38 cm / 15 inch
- Width: 180 cm / 70.75 inch
- Depth: 80 cm / 31.5 inch
- Cushion is tufted.
Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Their products and concepts are developed in an intensive design process, bringing together engineering excellence with the creative genius of today’s leading international designers. It is Vitra’s goal to create furniture and accessories that are functional and inspiring. Founded in 1950, Vitra produces many products from internationally recognized designers such as Verner Panton, Isamu Noguchi, Eero Saarinen and Jasper Morrison.
Vitra Grand Sofa Bench Designed by:
- Antonio Citterio , 2017
Born in 1950 in Meda, Italy, Antonio Citterio opened his architecture office at the age of just 22. One of the most internationally sought-after designers, Citterio has worked for such renowned companies as Vitra, Flos, Kartell, and Iittala. The reason for the success of his design projects is that he likes to “tease” out an object’s dormant potential. He is on a constant search for true and authentic work and that he detests bad design. In 1987 and in 1994, Antonio Citterio received the Compasso d’Oro award.
Since 2006 he has been teaching architectural design at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland. In 2008, the Royal Society honored him for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce of London, which gave him the title of “Royal Designer for Industry.”