ApplicationsCorporate, hospitality, public, residential
CharacteristicsContemporary furnishing, choices from several collections of interior and exterior furniture items
Noonu sofa from B&B Italia is a system of upholstery in which large sizes meet a high degree of flexibility. The supporting structure disappears from view, creating “islands” which appear to almost float, suspended in mid-air. The seats themselves are deep, with a single, large seat cushion that invites, gives comfort, and relaxes whilst also characterizing the overall aesthetic. The tilted back is designed to accommodate cushions.
Noonu is comprised of four basic elements, namely a square and a rectangle, in addition to the brand-new “piano” and “sail” elements. The piano-shaped base creates a welcoming curve in the backrest, whilst the sail provides a generous, rounded volume at the front. Antonio Citterio has designed them to be “natural chaises longues”, bold evolutions of the peninsula module, new organic forms conceived with relaxation in mind, just like the special pockets of nature that Noonu is named after.
The design is made even more intriguing by a support element that can be arranged in any manner of positions: a roller cushion bound by webbing to a die-cast aluminum frame, which sits beneath the seat cushion. This allows you to use it freely as a terminal armrest element or as a headrest, to read or to work, placed between the seats or removed entirely, depending on how the sofa is being used.
Materials and Finishes
Each component in the Noonu collection has, at its base, a metal profile made from curved, pre-shaped aluminum, a strip that runs along the entire perimeter of the frame, defining it, which comes in a selection of finishes: bright brushed, black chrome painted, and pewter grey painted. The same finishes are also available for the supports for the roller elements. Noonu is set to be introduced in a new fabric with 12 color variants: solid colors and mélanges of neutral hues, but also sophisticated shades of blue, green, red, and orange.