ApplicationsCorporate, hospitality, public, residential
CharacteristicsContemporary furnishing, choices from several collections of interior and exterior furniture items
SizesCharles CH156S+CH156D: Terminal unit left + Terminal unit right: 2 x 158 x 97 x H 73 cm | 2 x 62 1/4" x 38 1/4" x H 28 3/4" inch | Charles CH228 sofa: 230 x 97 x H 73 cm | 90 1/2" x 38 1/4" x H 28 3/4" inch
B&B Italia celebrates the 20th anniversary of Charles, the iconic seating system designed by Antonio Citterio in 1997, showcasing a special version which offers two new coverings in orange/red and grey/blue colors, shades Charles Eames identified with in the ‘60s, and features Charles 20 in the dedicated installation designed by Migliore+Servetto Architects.
A leading piece in contemporary lifestyle, Charles owes its immense success to both its shape and aesthetics, and to the research and innovation that went into its design: values which are part of B&B Italia’s DNA and underlying themes in all of its projects. The characteristics which have made it a contemporary classic are numerous:
- Slim but strong structure, thanks to the metal frame embedded in cold polyurethane foam moldings
- A single seating cushion
- Lght appearance accentuated by the essential design of the “inverted L”- shaped die-cast aluminum feet
- High seat modularity starting with sixteen elements per type and different sizes
20 years on from its debut, Charles reconfirms its qualities as a long-time seller and bestseller product of the company and is still nowadays a reference model in the world of design worldwide. The exhibition will take place in the B&B Italia’s stores worldwide after it spins off from Milan’s via Durini showcase.
The sixteen elements offer a wide variety of linear and corner compositions while the chaise-longue end units make peninsula compositions possible for open spaces. Peninsula-style compositions can be beautifully arranged in the center of the room.
|Internal frame||Tubular steel and steel sections|
|Internal frame upholstery||Bayfit® (Bayer®) flexible cold shaped polyurethane foam, polyester fiber wadding|
|Internal frame upholstery ottoman||Shaped polyurethane of different densities, polyester fiber wadding|
|Seat cushions upholstery||Shaped polyurethane, sterilized down, polyester fiber wadding|
|Back cushions upholstery||Polyester fiber|
|Feet||Die-cast bright brushed aluminum|
|Cover||Fabric or leather|