Design in the words of Antonio Citterio
Presenting his new furniture collection for Flexform, Antonio Citterio delves into the relationship between design and craftsmanship, and designing for real homes
Five decades of design experience have given Antonio Citterio an unparalleled understanding of what makes a good piece of furniture. ‘When I think about design in general, a story of families always comes to mind, especially in furniture design. Stories of people and families,’ he says.
His new collection for Flexform features an informal elegance, developed through essential home furnishings including sofas, chairs and a bed, combining traditional methods of furniture construction with contemporary materials and aesthetics. His pieces are presented alongside new furniture by Christophe Pillet, adding a further sense of eclecticism to the sophisticated collection.
‘When I think about design in general, a story of families always comes to mind’
‘Straw, and wicker chairs, have been part of my memory since childhood,’ continues Citterio, who admired the spontaneity of the non-designs from his past. He re-created this concept of essential design with pieces like the Tessa chair and Gregory sofa and bed, characterised by a simplicity of form concealing a complex construction. §