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B&B Italia L- Shape Charles Sofa in Dark Gray Tweed Designed by Antonio Citterio

$8,750per set

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Elegant B&B Italia Charles sofa by Antonio Citterio. This sofa consists of two sections, one straight and one chaise to form a sectional. Sits on die-cast aluminum L-shaped feet. It is famous for its airy and simple profile. Dark Grey Aramis 155 fabric, and dated September 20, 2000 on label. Few very light seat stains, few scuffs to legs. Charles is a tribute to the design of the 1950s and 60s. The name refers to Charles Eames, the American designer, architect and film director who always sustained that “The details are not the details. They make the design” They are actually elements that make design meaningful. Measures: 127 1/4 x 60 inches x 27.5 inches seat 18 1/4.

Details

  • Creator
    Antonio Citterio (Designer),B&B Italia (Manufacturer),
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27.5 in. (69.85 cm)Width: 127.25 in. (323.22 cm)Depth: 60 in. (152.4 cm)Seat Height: 18.25 in. (46.36 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2000
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Overall very nice, some light stains to upholstery.
  • Seller Location
    St. Louis, MO
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU820224975252

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    Ships From: St. Louis, MO
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 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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