Designed for B&B Italia in 1986, Antonio Citterio's Sity seating system was awarded Italy's most prestigious design award, the Compasso D'Oro, in 1987. This perfectly postmodern pair of slipper chairs manages to be both minimalist in design and maximalist in color! The steel frame and seats are covered in a black upholstery with geometric designs and flowers, while the back rests pillows are covered in the same design in bright pink. B&B's founder, Piero Ambrogio Busnell, once said, "The Sity defined an era. It marked the beginning of a new era in which people began to stretch out. The Sity is made specifically to stretch out in. Home is for resting. Relaxing." One of the world's most respected designers, Citterio produced work for Flexform, Flos, Hermès, Iittala, Kartell, Maxalto, and Vitra.
In excellent condition with very little use by their single owner, who purchased the pair from B&B Italia in New York City in the late 1980s. All original and signed. Previous owner stored it in a formal living room, which saw very little use, so are in extraordinary condition with minimal wear. Minimalistic form and perfect craftsmanship!
Chair #1 33" x 38" x 28", 16" seat height Chair #2 39" x 38" x 28", 16" seat height