Citta is a 'future classic', which nevertheless harks back to the 1930s, perfectly embodying the luxurious 'rive gauche' styling of French interior decoration. Note the refinement of the cutout at the junction of the arm and back, and the way it accentuates the curve of the back. Note also the armchair, which retains the essence of the settees yet reinterprets it in a new way - you will see that the proportions of the arms and back are slightly different - meaning that the Citta armchair can just as easily complement other settees as it does those in its own range.
CONSTRUCTION & COMFORT
Triple layer criss-crossed slats, overlaid with polyether foam and topped with a layer of 100g/m² polyester quilting. Steel Pullmaflex suspension. Seat cushion in 37kg/m³ - 2.6kPa high resilience Bultex foam, overlaid with 26kg/m³ - 1.25kPa Bultex foam. Back in 26kg/m³ - 1.25kPa Bultex foam, overlaid with 200g/m² polyester wadding. Compartmented armrests in duck feather (10% down/90% feathers), compressibility H88mm.
Box stitching on frame and seat cushion. Seat cushion cover padded with 200g/m² polyester quilting. Removable cushion covers; frame cover may be removed by a professional (NB except microfibres or leather). With a large seat area such as this, slight creasing of the cover is unavoidable. Such creases are perfectly normal and may be smoothed away by hand: they are not a sign of a fault with the interior foam.
This model's '30s styling calls for a monocolour - or at a stretch bicolour - interpretation. Thin hides are perfect, as are wools, chenilles and Alcantara. 50x50cm cushions may also be added (see 'textiles and furnishing fabrics' section).
Designer: Didier Gomez