Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia
Antonio Citterio has designed two modular seating systems for B&B Italia that launched at IMM Cologne. “System” is the operative word here as both collections comprise a huge array of pieces that can be put together in a variety of flexible arrangements, from familiar to formal. The Michel Club by B&B Italia is an update of Citterio’s classic 2012 Michel seating system of 34 linear and modular units in different sizes with five ottomans. It is now available in a wider range of fabrics and leathers that allow for a greater level of personalisation.
Formstelle for Thonet
Formstelle’s new Lounge Chair 808 for Thonet is an angular, modern interpretation of the traditional wing chair with a hard outer shell surrounding quilted upholstery. Presented at IMM Cologne, it is available in three different frame versions: wood with bentwood elements, flat steel and bent tubular steel. The upholstery, developed especially for this product by Claudia Kleine and Jörg Kürschner of Formstelle, features a subtle contouring “wave effect”. The designers worked with German textile manufacturer Rohi to create a bespoke woollen yarn with honeycomb structure for the chair. The fabric, called Soul, is available in thirteen colours.