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Antonio Citterio, 2010/2019


The Suita sofa system combines light and slender volumes with an industrial and technological aesthetic. The geometrically precise body and cushions seem to float above the sleek, bridge-like aluminium legs, in what can be seen as a tribute to mid-century American design. The Suita sofa family encompasses a wide range of components. These can be used as independent elements or freely combined to adapt to all kinds of interior environments and furnishing needs.

Types of upholstery

The elegant Suita sofa family encompasses a wide range of elements that can be freely combined with one another. A choice of different cushion types augments the adaptability of this system to fulfil personal needs and preferences.

The sleek body, consisting of a tubular steel frame covered in moulded polyurethane foam with web suspension, forms the basis of all Suita models. The seat and back cushions come in a choice of firm or soft versions, and are optionally available with tufting.

Head section, shelf, legs and frame

Added to a freestanding Suita Sofa, the rear-mounted shelf makes a perfect temporary workspace in combination with a laptop and a chair. Positioned against the wall, the shelf offers a convenient surface for storage and display. And a head section fitted to the sofa not only provides extra support, but also helps to block out noise and visual stimuli.

The structural body of Suita rests on bridge-like legs. Shelf elements and head sections are also attached to the legs. The Suita Sofa has a comfortable seat height of 25 cm. The aluminium legs and frame have a polished finish or are alternatively powder-coated in soft light or basic dark.

Leather covers

Available in a choice of four different high-quality leathers with diverse material properties, Suita can also be personalised by selecting from a wide palette of colours. The carefully sewn seams are a specific design feature of Suita in leather, whose cushions are always firmly upholstered.

Material description
  • Legs: die-cast aluminium, polished or powder-coated.
  • Body: webbed metal frame with moulded polyurethane foam.
  • Classic seat cushions, firm: polyurethane foam and polyester fibre.
  • Classic seat cushions, soft and tufted: polyurethane foam core and chamber cushion overlay (filled with polyurethane foam lozenges, latex and a mix of goose feathers and down).
  • Seat height: 430 mm (315 mm with applied load, measured in accordance with EN 1335-1).
  • Classic back cushions, firm: chamber cushions filled with polyurethane chips and feathers.
  • Classic back cushions, soft: chamber cushions filled with polyurethane foam cubes and feathers.
  • Tufted back cushions: chamber cushions filled with polyurethane foam cubes and ball fibres.
  • Pointed cushions 40 x 40 cm and 40 x 60 cm: filled with 100% feathers.
  • Pointed cushions 60 x 60 cm and 60 x 80 cm: filled with polyurethane foam lozenges and feathers.
  • Bolsters: filled with polyurethane foam lozenges and feathers.
  • Armrest cushions: latex and siliconised fibres.
  • Covers: removable.
  • Glides: non-slip.
  • Head section: moulded polyurethane foam with metal frame.
  • Shelf: aluminium profile, powder-coated die-cast zinc with linoleum inlay.
  • Daybed: metal frame with wooden panel, polyurethane foam, soft seat cushion.
  • Covers: removable.
  • Glides: non-slip.
  • Ottoman, firm: wooden panel, polyurethane foam, firm seat cushion.
  • Ottoman, soft and tufted: wooden panel, polyurethane foam core and chamber cushion overlay (filled with polyurethane foam lozenges, latex and a mix of goose feathers and down).
  • Covers: removable.
  • Glides: glides for carpet or felt glides for hard floors.
  • Note: the designations 'left' and 'right' refer to the perspective when viewing the sofa from the front.
  • Note: ripples and indentations from sitting (pressure marks) and partially visible outlines of the chamber cushions are characteristic of high-quality, soft upholstery in combination with a removable cover and can be more or less pronounced, depending on the selected cover material. To retain the fullness and shape of your sofa, cushions should be regularly shaken and plumped.
  • Applications: soft upholstery recommended for domestic use only.
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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