This sectional or stand-alone sofa expresses a light, straightforward aesthetic complemented by generous, inviting proportions.
The amply-sized rectangular armrest provides visual impact while its height, perfectly aligned with that of the seat back, conveys stylish elegance of form. The sleek, minimal metal base comes in satin, chrome, burnished, black chrome or champagne finish. The Lifesteel sofa is distinguished by an elegant cowhide-upholstered frame that welcomes the goose-down seat cushions with core insert in crushproof material. To provide ideal support, the seat back cushions are also crafted from goose down backed by a Dacron-filled support bolster. The Lifesteel sofa is enhanced by couture details like the grosgrain piping that can be matched to the sofa’s upholstery or in a contrasting color. The extensive array of possible combinations makes Lifesteel a flexible and versatile sofa that offers a variety of compositions.
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.