Key facts

Product:
Noonu
Family:
Noonu
Manufacturer:
B&B Italia >
Designer:
Antonio Citterio >
Architonic ID:
20193357
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2021
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Sofas >
Groups:
Seating-Sofas >

Product description

Noonu is a system of upholstery in which large sizes meet impressive 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 guarantees extreme comfort, inviting and relaxing whilst also characterising the overall aesthetic. The tilted back is designed to accommodate cushions, which can be distributed however you wish. 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 sophisticated webbing to a die-cast aluminium 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. 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 total relaxation in mind, just like the special pockets of nature that Noonu is named after. Each component in the Noonu collection has, at its base, a metal profile made from curved, pre-shaped aluminium, 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 colour variants: solid colours and mélanges of neutral hues, but also sophisticated shades of blue, green, red and orange.

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