Vitra Area Sofa – 3 seater in Black Leather by Antonio Citterio
About the Designer
Born in 1950 in Meda, Italian designer-architect Antonio Citterio is admired for his multifaceted furniture designs, which span bold-colored plastic storage solutions for Kartell to luxury seating designs for B&B Italia and Maxalto.
Citterio opened his own studio in 1972, three years before he graduated from Milan’s Polytechnic School of Architecture. Since then, he has collaborated with major European design houses including Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Hermès, Iittala, Kartell, Sanitec Group, Technogym, Tre Più, and Vitra.
Citterio’s most notable furniture designs include the Sity Sofa (1986) for B&B Italia, which was awarded a Compasso d’Oro the following year; the extendable Battista Table (1991), Oxo Trolley (1992), and Mobil Container System (1993, Compasso d’Oro in 1994), all for Kartell, T-Chair (1996) for Vitra, Dolly Chair (1996) for Kartell, and the Luta and Ac Chairs (2006 and 2009) for B&B Italia. Since 1993, Antonio has worked as Head of Design at Maxalto, a subsidiary brand of B&B.
About the Maker
Swiss founders Willi and Erika Fehlbaum launched Vitra in 1934 as a shopfitting business in the Basel region, near the border of Germany and Switzerland. During a visit to America in 1953, the Fehlbaums became enamored with the innovative designs of Charles and Ray Eames—known today for the iconic Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman (1956). In 1957, Vitra obtained licensing rights to produce Herman Miller furniture for the European market and began to manufacture the work of Charles and Ray Eames, as well as George Nelson—famous for the Pop Art-inspired Marshmallow Sofa (1956).
In 1967, after working closely with Danish designer Verner Panton, Vitra introduced the Panton Chair (originally conceived in 1959/60). The design was deemed a modernist landmark because it was the first wholly plastic, stackable, cantilever chair made in one piece. Vitra soon became internationally recognized as a company that collaborates with talented, progressive designers to create cutting-edge, high-quality products.
After thirty years, Vitra’s partnership with Herman Miller was mutually terminated in 1984. Vitra, however, acquired the design rights to pieces by Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson for Europe and the Middle East. For six decades, Vitra has been producing first-class furniture from iconic and internationally renowned designers and architects. Vitra has also won countless design-related awards, such as the Lucky Strike Design Award in 1994, and their pieces can be found in design museums around the world, including the Tate Modern and Design Museum in London, Museum of Modern Art in New York, and, of course, Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein.
* Images courtesy of Vitra
About Casa Contracts
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Office furniture rental
We are happy to rent our office furniture. It doesn’t have to be about cheap and cheerful just because that is all that you feel is available in the office rental marketplace. If cheap and cheerful is the impression you want to give your clients and staff, please, go ahead. You won’t get that from Casa Contracts. We only sell quality products, so we only rent quality products. Please just checkout our rental prices on our website. We do have a minimum number (5+ chairs or desks) and a minimum time (6+ months) but for that you get items delivered and installed and ready to go just when you need it, without the upfront capital outlay. If you move offices, we can move the furniture for you or just collect it.
Casa Contracts Ltd
Here at Casa we might not be the largest supplier of second user office furniture in the UK, but we aim to offer the highest levels of customer service. Going the extra mile for our clients will help us to be the best supplier of second user office desks and chairs across Europe. Casa Contracts can ship, supply and install second user office furniture, cupboards, drawer units, desk and pedestals. We only deal with branded makes, like Herman Miller, Steelcase etc. as this allows us to supply quality office furniture across Europe.
Casa buy second user office furniture. It does depend on the quality and quantity will depend on the prices we offer. We will buy items from a single office chair or desk to 1000 Herman Miller Aeron or Mirra chairs, for example. Love to buy Vitra Eames chairs, desking and conference tables. Casa love the back-supporting Steelcase leap V2 chairs to Haworth sit stand desking. Walter Knoll classic, chic, stylish, timeless reception armchairs. To the most elegant executive leather chairs. We will always come and assess your requirements and always give you an honest and straight forward decision.
Office Install, Moves, Add and Changes (IMAC)
Need help moving offices? Need desking dismantled, moved and rebuilt on your new site? Call us, it is what we do, and we do it really well. Need move transition / swing space? Again, call us, it’s what we do.
We will also look at any IT equipment you might also have for sale. Routers, switches, cabinets, servers, desktops etc. We can always securely wipe your data before any IT equipment is removed from site.
We are very adept at office dilapidations and because of this will happily delap small single offices to 500+ seat office environments.
Office furniture storage
Need short term storage for your office furniture? Not to sure when you will be reusing office desking, but you know you will. We can provide containerised storage on a per week basis at very competitive rates. Not to sure of your longer term requirements, why not have a look office furniture rental on our website.
Charities, 2nd user resale and environmental reuse
If we can sell your used office furniture and office on, we will. This will then reduce the office dilapidation costs to our clients. If you would like your old office furniture to go to charity, then we can support you in that as well.
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