FLY is a family of dining tables, end tables and cabinets. Light in its image, solid and architectural in its form, the dining table has a metal base with two legs to support tops in wood – also extendable – or marble.
The button featured in classic tufting is replaced by modern stitching that lends a lighter air to the sofa. Le Canapé is a very linear sofa whose style is perfectly poised between classic and contemporary; it is available in three sizes – 185, 230 and 270 cm. Modern in style but traditional in workmanship, this sofa uses springs in the seat cushions; the poplar structure is padded with a layer of polyurethane foam and then covered with a protective laminated fabric. Grosgrain piping outlines the sofa’s silhouette. Color choice can either match or contrast with the upholstery. Le Canapé rests on solid Canaletto walnut or ash feet, available in an array of finishes.
For the past 40 years, Antonio Citterio has been supervising the entire Flexform collection. Citterio designs A.B.C., Air, Beauty, Brenda, Carlotta, Cestone, Day-Time, Eden, Evergreen, Feel Good, Filiberto, Fly, Goodplace, Grandemare, Groundpiece, Guscio, Happy, Happy-Hour, Helen, Infinity, Kid, Lighpiece, Max, Peter, Phil, Plain, Softdream, Status, Timeless, Vic, Wilson, and Wing. Between 1979 and 1982, his work with Paolo Nava included Doralice, Magister, Pasodoble, and Ugomaria. 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.”
FLEXFORM’s history is a family history. Now at the third generation, FLEXFORM was founded in the furniture manufacturing district of Brianza, in Northern Italy.