As anyone who has ever pulled on high heels can attest to, looking good and feeling good are often mutually exclusive. It’s no wonder we were happy to embrace the comeback of sneakers: while trends may come and go, comfort is a constant necessity – particularly with the fast-paced lifestyles we lead today.
Finding the balance between style and comfort is no easy feat – but if there’s someone who can pull it off perfectly, it’s Antonio Citterio. With his Edouard collection for B&B Italia at Space, Citterio has created pieces that are plush, welcoming and ergonomic without the compromise of timeless style.
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In keeping with his status as the “Gentleman of Design”, Citterio has developed a collection of pieces that are thoughtful, understated and elegant. Both form and function have been balanced in the Edouard collection, with the sofas and sectional seating elements imagined as crucial parts of the living experience as opposed to beautiful yet distant design pieces.
While there is a strong aesthetic defined through the form and materials of the system, this is balanced with the charm and comfort that permeates the design. This balance creates a familiarity and relaxed sophistication, overcoming the “it’s too beautiful to use” mentality some (not us!) tend to have with designer furniture and holding true to the mission to create restful areas that suit both the space available and personal taste.
Options to personalise the Edouard system to your own taste have been further considered with frames available in two different heights, and additional ergonomic support can be added with a headrest if desired. Covers are available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers, with coloured raised stitch adding a graphic texture to the structures. With 17 variations in the units available, there’s a colour and texture to just about any interior style.
Once again, Citterio has proven his mastery of elegant, timeless yet unobtrusive design – but this time with form that also feels immediately welcoming and comfortable. Like our favourite pair of shoes, this is a style we are more than happy to embrace.