Ontario seating system, designer  Antonio Citterio ( 2020) for  Flexform Images courtesy  Flexform

Antonio Citterio, Design News 2020

Antonio Citterio is famous for his achievements in the field of architecture, interior or design, always bringing innovation.

Antonio Citterio currently works in the industrial design sector with Italian and foreign companies such as Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Fusital, Hermès, Iittala, Kartell, Maxalto, Olivari, Pozzi Ginori Simon Urmel, Technogym Tre Pui and Vitra.

On the design field, Antonio Citterio always gives priority to function, but he subtly connects the functionality of the product with its form and aesthetic characteristics.

For outdoor living room

Antonio Citterio designed Ontario seating system for Flexform.

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Ontario seating system, designer Antonio Citterio (2020) for Flexform
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This outdoor collection includes different seating items in a variety of shapes and sizes. The modularity of the components enables numerous arrangements according to user’s needs. Thanks to the double-depth of the seating items, the additional compositions can be achieved. The user can play with backrests, armrests or pillows, their colors and create the compositions for sitting or lying like a sofa, sectional sofa, ottoman…armchair.

The detail that attracts attention is solid iroko wood with natural, finish for the structure. It is the visible part of the structure because the thick iroko wood slats were laid horizontally over the sleek cast metal spacers with transparent epoxy powder-coat finish. Last wood slat is positioned as a cantilever and create the armrest. The same item on the back side provide support for the pillow in the shape of a roll. The warm texture and feel of the wood give personality to the sofa’s structure.

Ontario seating system, designer  Antonio Citterio ( 2020) for  Flexform Images courtesy  Flexform
Ontario seating system, designer Antonio Citterio (2020) for Flexform
Images courtesy Flexform

The almost invisible base is made of in epoxy powder-coat stainless steel and compact laminated panel while feet rest on tips made of thermoplastic material. A steel perimeter frame, set back slightly from the edges of the sofa, lifts it off the pavement for protection against dampness.

The pillows contribute to the comfort of Ontario. Backrest and seat cushions are in polyurethane foam and polyester fiber, covered with a removable, waterproof material.

Ontario modular system enables numerous combinations with simple and elegant components with the stress on natural material. It is suitable for the garden or the verandas or covered terrace.

Ontario seating system, designer  Antonio Citterio ( 2020) for  Flexform Images courtesy  Flexform
Ontario seating system, designer Antonio Citterio (2020) for Flexform
Images courtesy Flexform

Such a functional characteristic of the Ontario system enables the user to feel comfortable in an outdoor space like he is in his living room.

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