Antonio Citterio was born in the Italian city of Meda in 1950. He opened his own studio in 1972 and completed his degree in architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan in 1975. Between 1987 and 1996, he collaborated with Terry Dawn to design many buildings across Europe and Japan. In 2000, Citterio and Patricia Viel formed a multidisciplinary office for architecture, interior design and graphics. The office operates internationally, developing complex long-term projects in synergy with a qualified network of specialist consultants. The practice is now called 'Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel'.
 
In addition to his collaboration with Vitra, Antonio Citterio works in the industrial design sector with companies such as Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor/Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Hermès, Iittala, Kartell, Maxalto, Sanitec (Geberit Group) and Technogym. He has received numerous awards, including the Compasso d'Oro in 1987 and 1995. Citterio served as professor of architecture at the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Mendrisio from 2006 to 2016. He was named 'Royal Designer for Industry' by the London-based Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce in 2008.

Antonio Citterio

base

polished aluminium
basic dark
soft light
2 Suita Sofa 2-Seaters open and a Suita Ottoman
Suita Daybed and Suita Sofa 2-Seater,
small Suita Chaise Longue, Suita Sofa 2-Seater open
and Suita Ottoman
Suita Sofa 2-Seater and Suita Sofa 2-Seater open
> linoleum inlay's colours
head section
rear-mounted shelf
peat
charcoal
pebble
A head section fitted to the sofa not only provides extra support, but also helps to block out noise and visual stimuli. Both two- and three-seat models of the Suita Sofa can be fitted with a headrest extension. The head section is available in all cover materials.
 
Not available for the open versions of the Suita sofa.
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 additional surface for storage and display.
The shel is available for the Suita Two- and Three-Seater Sofas in both the closed and open versions.
 
Materials aluminium profile, painted die-cast zinc with linoleum inlay
rear-mounted shelf available on option
metallic structure available in 3 finishes: black "basic dark", white "soft light" and polished aluminium
square platform
+ soft light base
rectangular platform
+ basic dark base
ottoman
+ polished aluminium base
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, which can be seen as a tribute to mid-century American design. The Suita Sofa family consists of many individual components. These can be used as independent elements or freely combined to adapt to all kinds of interior environments and furnishing needs. The seat and back cushions are available in firm or soft versions.
The Suita Sofa comes in two- and three-seat models with closed ends as well as open versions with a single armrest on the left or right, which can be combined with chaises longues in various widths and lengths.
 
Base available in 3 finishes: black "basic dark", white "soft light" and polished aluminium
Upholstery several fabrics and leathers available, in a wide range of colours

Vitra

 

Suita Sofa

 

design Antonio Citterio, 2010

3-seater sofa, open
+ 5 back pointed cushions
(80x60cm, 2x 60x60cm, 60x40cm and 40x40cm)
+ basic dark base
2-seater sofa, open
+ 4 back pointed cushions
(80x60cm, 60x60cm, 60x40cm and 40x40cm)
+ polished aluminium base
2-seater sofa, open
+ back Classic cushions
+ basic dark base
3-seater sofa, open
+ back Classic cushions
+ soft light base
3-seater sofa
+ 5 back pointed cushions
(80x60cm, 2x 60x60cm, 60x40cm and 40x40cm)
+ soft light base
3-seater sofa
+ back Classic cushions
+ polished aluminium base
2-seater sofa
+ 4 back pointed cushions
(80x60cm, 60x60cm, 60x40cm and 40x40cm)
+ soft light base
2-seater sofa
+ back Classic cushions
+ basic dark base
Linho fabric
 
91% linen, 9% polyamide | 450 gr/m2
 
The high-quality linen fabric Linho is manufactured in Belgium, from the plant to the finished textile. It has the slightly irregular appearance that is typical of linen yarn. The fabric is cool and dry to the touch, with natural earthy tones that exhibit a Mediterranean flair. Due to its high percentage of linen, Linho tends to form elegant creases, lending a natural look to soft upholstered furniture.
 
Linho is available in 10 colours.
Iroko 2 fabric
 
20% polyester, 32% cotton, 48% acrylics | 700 gr/m2
 
Iroko 2 is a soft, flat woven fabric made with chenille yarn. The piles in the yarn give the weave a lively surface texture with an inviting, velvety touch. The fabric's cotton fibres provide excellent cooling properties.
 
Iroko 2 is available in 17 colours.
Corsaro fabric
 
46% acrylics, 20% wool, 14% polyester, 10% cotton, 5% linen, 5% polyamide | 450 gr/m2
 
Corsaro is a sophisticated combination of fine and coarse yarns that give the fabric a natural look with a Mediterranean flair. The two-tone and three-tone shades interwoven with several novelty yarns add particular vibrancy to large surface areas.
 
Corsaro is available in 13 colours.
Reed fabric
 
48% cotton, 25% new wool, 20% linen, 7% polyamide | 400 gr/m2
 
The elegant finely patterned fabric Reed is a blend of linen, wool and cotton produced in a jacquard weave. The fine structure of the fabric designed by Hella Jongerius has a hand-made look, its irregular lively linen yarn lending the fabric a natural expression. Reed is cool and soft to the touch and can be perfectly combined with other fabrics and materials – thanks to a palette of understated hues.
 
Reed is available in 19 colours.

Price group 4

Leather Natural
 
Thickness: 1.3–1.5 mm
 
Leather Natural is a very soft cowhide leather; the untreated grain gives it a very natural appearance. It is porous, breathable and warm to the touch. Through use, it takes on a lively, characteristic patina.
 
Leather Natural is available in 4 colours.

Price group 8

Leather Grand
 
Thickness: 1.5–1.7 mm
 
Leather Grand is a strong and robust cowhide leather with a natural, distinct texture (milled grain). It is dyed-through and lightly pigmented (semi-aniline leather). Grand leather is voluminous, robust, warm to the touch.
 
Leather Grand is available in 5 colours.
Leather Premium
 
Thickness: 1.1–1.3 mm
 
Premium leather is a relatively smooth cowhide leather with a flat grain and fine top sheen. It is dyed-through and lightly pigmented. The semi-aniline leather is soft to the touch, like a leather glove.
 
Premium leather is available in 22 colours.
Leather
 
Thickness: 1.1–1.3 mm
 
The standard grade leather used by Vitra is a robust cowhide leather, dyed-through, pigmented and embossed with an even grain pattern. Since it is hard-wearing and easy to maintain, it can also be used in office environments.
 
Standard leather is available in 8 colours.

Price group 7

Price group 6

Cosy 2 fabric
 
80 % new wool, 20 % polyamide | 590 gr/m2
 
Cosy 2 is a high-quality milled woollen cloth with a warm character. The lively melange yarn emphasises the fabric's natural colours – from delicate shades to vibrant hues – and gains added elegance with colour-coordinated stitching. The fabric offers thermal comfort and excellent durability, making it suited for upholstered furniture in office settings as well as residential applications.
 
Cosy 2 is available in 15 colours.
Laser fabric
 
100% Trevira CS polyester | 520 gr/m2
 
Laser is a sturdy and striking cover fabric with a distinctive woven structure. Easy to care for and durable like sportswear, the fabric is also highly abrasion-resistant. The economical Laser fabric can also be utilised in office environments.
 
Laser is available in 35 colours.
Olimpo fabric
 
70 % linen, 30 % viscose | 520 gr/m2
 
Olimpo possesses a typical linen texture with a very fine and natural overall appearance. The high percentage of linen in Olimpo is clearly evident to the touch, resulting in comfortably cool conditions for the sitter. Thanks to the combination of viscose and linen, the fabric is durable and abrasion-resistant and exhibits a fine sheen.
 
Olimpo is available in 10 colours.
Dumet fabric
 
46 % cotton, 22 % viscose, 22 % wool, 10 % linen | 485 gr/m2
 
Dumet is a cotton blend in a plain weave with a lively appearance. The natural mixed tones create an elegant look with an Italian flair. Dumet is soft and cool to the touch.
 
Dumet is available in 17 colours.
Credo fabric
 
95 % new wool, 5 % polyamide | 640 gr/m2
 
Credo is a durable woolen fabric made of premium worsted yarn with a pleasant feel. The two- and three-tone colours give this fabric a characteristic structure and vibrant appearance. Credo allows for an effective exchange of heat to ensure comfortable thermal conditions for the sitter. The fabric can also be used in office environments.
 
Credo is available in 22 colours.
Over fabric
 
21 % linen, 19 % cotton, 60 % viscose | 710 gr/m2
 
Over is a medium-weight cover fabric with an elegant nubby weave. Its fine lustre is imparted by the high viscose content. The linen and cotton are perceptible to the touch and ensure comfortably cool conditions for the sitter. The harmonious colour palette of Over is inspired by natural hues.
 
Over is available in 9 colours.

Price group 5

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Price group 1

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