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Citterio Sity Chaise Lounge for B&B Italia in Leather & Brioni London Upholstery

$6,000

About

Strikingly chic and elegant chaise lounge by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia. One of the most desirable and rare pieces of the Sity range from 1986. This piece is fabricated in steel frame covered in black leather. Tubular black leather armrest with organic shaped chrome supports. Original upholstery in collaboration with Brioni London. Two pillows allow for several styling options. Excellent vintage condition with light patina per photographs.

Details

  • Creator
    B&B Italia (Manufacturer),Antonio Citterio (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.93 in. (76 cm)Width: 60.63 in. (154 cm)Depth: 28.35 in. (72 cm)Seat Height: 14.18 in. (36 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    1980s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Grand Cayman, KY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: K0201stDibs: LU5587222283902

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    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Lexington, KY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Manufacturer

B&B Italia

In 1966, Piero Ambrogio Busnelli cofounded C&B Italia, a modern Italian furniture manufacturer, with Cesare Cassina in northern Milan. From the outset, Busnelli and Cassina set about recruiting the most talented modernists in Italy to conceive of creative furnishings manufactured in modern ways. In the early 1970s, the company split, with Cassina founding his own eponymous firm and Busnelli taking leadership of what became B&B Italia. For decades, Busnelli cultivated relationships with the world’s best design talent, resulting in furniture pieces that remain iconic today — be they Gaetano Pesce’s outwardly curvaceous Up seating (made for C&B, reintroduced by B&B) or tables from industrial designer Paolo Piva, each more sophisticated than the next in their geometrically complex steel-tube bases. B&B Italia earned four prestigious Compasso d’Oro design awards: in 1979 for Mario Bellini’s Le Bambole, in 1984 for the Sisamo wardrobe system by Studio Kairos, in 1987 for Antonio Citterio’s modular Sity sofa and, in 1989, the first award given to a manufacturing company itself. Other notable names who designed for B&B Italia over the course of its 54-year history include Patricia Urquiola, Naoto Fukasawa, Zaha Hadid, Ettore Sottsass and Vincent Van Duysen, to name a very few. And while these names bring star power to the B&B brand, in many cases, it was B&B Italia who helped usher in their celebrity, fostering a wave of design talent on the world stage. The company’s forward-thinking vision manifested in its own headquarters, too: In 1972, B&B Italia tapped architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers to design a steel-framed, postmodern-style home for the brand, whose crisscrossing metal exoskeleton is reminiscent of the pair’s Centre Pompidou in Paris, which was built at roughly the same time. Now, B&B Italia manages a contract division and outdoor section as well as its residential arm, and it also controls production for Maxalto, a brand spun out with furniture designs by Antonio Citterio. At 1stDibs, find a sizable inventory of B&B Italia's furniture — including sofas, cocktail tables and more. 
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