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Rare "George" Daybed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia, Off-White Bouclé

$4,000

About

The George line was created at the turn of the century by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia. This rare Minimalist daybed is constructed with the steel inner structure supporting a sprung mattress-like cushion that is covered in a Polyester Bouclé. The base is made of extruded Aluminum tubes connected by die cast Aluminum legs and corners. The large-looped Bouclé almost has the look of a shearling and is easy-care, easy to clean and feels great against the skin. The piece has been freshly reupholstered using the original cover as a template for the new cover, made as the original to be attached via Velcro for easy removal and cleaning.

Details

  • Creator
    B&B Italia (Maker),Antonio Citterio (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 14 in. (35.56 cm)Width: 76 in. (193.04 cm)Depth: 38 in. (96.52 cm)Seat Height: 14 in. (35.56 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2002
  • Condition
    Refinished. Reupholstered. Freshly reupholstered in 100% Polyester Bouclé. Frame has been refinished and professionally polished.
  • Seller Location
    Danville, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU826424145322

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $699 In-Home Delivery Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 3-8 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Danville, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Maker

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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