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Grand Sofà

Antonio Citterio, 2017

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Grand Sofà is Antonio Citterio's interpretation of luxurious comfort and contemporary design. The designer's Italian flair for lightness and elegance is united with the trademark quality and precision of the Swiss company Vitra.

The clean lines and geometric forms of the generously dimensioned sofa elements create a spacious platform for sitting or reclining. Despite its expansive proportions, Grand Sofà has a graceful silhouette: the slim, fabric-covered body is doubly angled to form a cascading seat, backrest and rearward ledge. The body is supported at two points under each end of the seat surface and behind the backrest by a bridge-like aluminium base frame, making the sofa appear to float above the floor. The seating elements are open on the sides, which emphasises the horizontal planes of Grand Sofà. Consumers can choose between a full-length backrest or a shortened version. This makes it possible to produce large seating arrangements with gaps and viewpoints – a sofa landscape with an almost topographical character, conveying an expression of lightness and variability.

The seat and back cushions of Grand Sofà are available with or without tufting. Both versions are filled with high-quality padding that provides extraordinary comfort, yet each has a distinctive look: the classic untufted pillows have a subtle, calm appearance, while the rhythmic indentations in the tufted cushions emphasise the horizontal lines of Grand Sofà and add a touch of hand craftsmanship.

Thanks to the open composition of Grand Sofà and the spatial options this creates, it is possible to sit behind the sofa and use the fabric-covered ledge for laptop work or other tasks. The shelf-like ledge is also suited for storing books, magazines and accessories. To accommodate objects such as glasses, bottles or vases, it can be equipped with the Sofa Tray, which is angled along the sides to fit over the edges. Turned upside down, the Sofa Tray can be used as a practical surface on any flat area of the sofa.

Grand Sofà is available in a curated selection of fabrics, which come in a diverse range of colours. Together with the different elements, variable backrests, selection of cushions, and base finishes in polished aluminium or powder-coated in white or black, this opens up a multitude of possibilities for individual seating arrangements.

Configurator
Leather Forte (Sofa Tray) (4)
Material description
  • Legs: die-cast aluminium, polished or powder-coated.
  • Body: metal frame with moulded polyurethane foam.
  • Seat cushions: polyurethane foam core and chamber cushion (filled with polyurethane foam lozenges, latex and a mix of goose feathers and down).
  • Lumbar cushion 60 x 30 x 6 cm: filled with a mix of feathers and down, ball fibre.
  • Back cushion 60 x 52 x 8 cm: filled with a mix of feathers and down, ball fibre.
  • Back cushion 70 x 60 x 8 cm: filled with a mix of feathers and down, ball fibre – combination with neck cushions recommended.
  • Back cushion 70 x 60 x 8 cm, latex filling: heavy filling of latex and feathers – cushion nestles against the angled backrest.
  • Back cushion 90 x 60 x 8 cm, latex filling: heavy filling of latex and feathers – cushion nestles against the angled backrest.
  • Armrest cushion 59 x 27 x 15 cm: filled with a mix of feathers and down, ball fibre, sand-weighted.
  • Neck cushion 70 x 17 x 15 cm: filled with a mix of feathers and down, ball fibre, sand-weighted.
  • Covers: removable.
  • Sofa Tray: steel covered with split leather.
  • Note: the designations 'left' and 'right' refer to the perspective when viewing the sofa from the front.
  • Note: with the exception of neck and armrest cushions, all cushions are available in a tufted version.
  • Note: back cushions are not included with the sofa and must be ordered separately.
This product was designed by
Antonio Citterio
The architect and designer Antonio Citterio, who lives and works in Milan, has collaborated with Vitra since 1988. Together they have produced a series of office chairs and various office systems, as well as products for the Vitra Home Collection. The Citterio Collection is constantly being expanded.
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