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Sofa - Charles | B&B Italia

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  • Use

    Furnishing
  • Applications

    Corporate, hospitality, public, residential
  • Characteristics

    Contemporary furnishing, choices from several collections of interior and exterior furniture items
  • Sizes

    Charles 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

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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
Ferrules Thermoplastic material
Cover Fabric or leather

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