The unrivalled bestseller of all FLEXFORM production, GROUNDPIECE has revolutionized the concept of the sofa, introducing new proportions and measurements. It is comfortably deep, particularly low, and originally deconstructed with large goose down cushions. GROUNDPIECE has changed our way of sitting on a sofa, making it more informal, adaptable to new uses. It is based on the awareness that functions are linked to new actions and behaviours. On a sofa you can read, rest, watch TV, but also work with a computer, or even eat dinner. This is why low metal storage units covered in cowhide can be inserted in the structure, replacing part of the back or armrest to provide useful counter space. The rather passé decorum of formal seating is swept away by GROUNDPIECE, in favor of a more comfortable, relaxed sitting position. GROUNDPIECE makes a clean break with clichés. For infinite combinations, a range of components can transform it into a sofa, an ottoman, a chaise longue, a storage unit. GROUNDPIECE also comes in the bed version, with an upholstered headboard. The metal elements covered in cowhide found in the sofa become handy bedside units and small tables.
Antonio Citterio (born 1950, in Meda) is an Italian architect, furniture designer and industrial designer who lives and works in Milan.
Citterio graduated in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano and since 1972 has worked for many leading manufacturers such as Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Iittala, Kartell, Sanitec Group, Technogym and Vitra. Maxalto, a B&B Italia brand, is designed and coordinated entirely by Antonio Citterio. He has also been engaged in architectural works dealing with construction projects and interiors both in Italy and abroad. He holds lectures and conferences all over the world and his work has been extensively exhibited and published.
He has won many prizes, among which the prestigious Compasso d’Oro in 1987 and 1995. His products are part of the MoMA permanent collection and the Centre_Georges-Pompidou in Paris.
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