Antonio Citterio's Michel sofa for B&B Italia has 34 linear and modular elements that give this sofa incredible flexibility. From his headquarters in Milan located in the cosmopolitan Brera district, architect Antonio Citterio works on what he describes as both the shell, core and interior of a building, from envelope to interior fitout, including bespoke millwork elements and furniture. A founding partner of Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, Citterio has built a breadth of work around the world since the opening of his Milan studio in 2000. The HQ for Ermenegildo Zegna Group in Milan, the Bulgari Hotel in London and Milan, private homes in Como, Basel, Singapore and Karuizawa, Japan, the Salaino 10 apartment building in Milan that has been nominated for a Mies Van Der Rohe Award, and his work for furniture manufacturers including Vitra, Kartell, B&B Italia and Maxalto, where he has been creative director since the 1980s winning the Compasso d'oro in 1987 for the Sity sofa.
Michel is the latest sofa designed by Citterio for B&B Italia. The new version of the popular Frank sofa launched last year, Michel is pared back and simple in appearance yet has a complex system of 34 different elements allowing multiple configurations. With square and rectangular ottomans, Michel's slim frame is finished in painted bronzed nickel or black chrome-plated aluminium.