The Suita Ottoman ushers in a new phase in the partnership between Vitra and Antonio Citterio that began in 1985. For the very first time, they have created a modern, timeless and elegant Ottoman range for the living room in Citterio’s signature style. Suita is a collaborative creation between Vitra and Citterio, born in 1950, and serves to add a system including both Ottomans and chairs that all subtly combine Italian flair for lightness and elegant workmanship with Swiss industrial quality and precision. Suita takes the classic Ottoman and gives it a contemporary, lightweight, yet industrial and technical look. The geometrical, clear lines of the body and the soft-worked paddings seem to float on top of the bridge-like feet made of polished aluminum. With their rounded form, these feet can be considered to pay homage to American mid-century design. Suita combines modernity with timelessness in the same way that other classic pieces of furniture do.
- Height: 43 cm / 17 Inch
- Depth: 81 cm / 32 Inch
- Width: 101 cm / 39 3/4 Inch
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 Suita Ottoman Designed by:
- Antonio Citterio , 2010
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.”