The Piuma collection of cabinets is a delightful marriage of understated elegance-of-form and the dramatic expressiveness of wood.
In contrast to the deliberate simplicity of the design is the choice of veneers – crafted with exotic, rare woods like mahogany featherband, Amara ebony, Canaletto walnut and ash, available in a number of shades. Free of handles, the finger pull is cut directly into the structure. A 45° mitered edge on the door/drawer serves as a finger grip, accentuating the clean, smooth lines of these cabinets that can be included in any setting and easily paired with all the tables, chairs, sofas and armchairs in the Flexform collection. Piuma cabinets are available in many configurations, both vertical and horizontal – credenzas with doors and drawers, hutches and sideboards, TV entertainment centers and small tables with drawers. Flawlessly finished, even on the back, these pieces also make a stunning statement when placed in the center of a room.
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.”