Gio Collection by B&B Italia
“Dedicated to living in the open air.”
Gio, released in 2016, has a contemporary classic accent dedicated to living in the open air. A complete range of seating, tables and complements are made from solid teak structures with a special antique grey finish, which gives the wood a particular lived-in aspect and silver-grey reflective quality.
The various types of sofas, end units and chaise longue can be assembled to form linear, corner and peninsula seating. They all have a basic structure of wooden slats where backrests and armrests, characterised by and interlacing of tortora ribbons, can be easily inserted. This particular type of structure allows for easily disassemble the various components, so to reduce the space needed to store the products in winter.
The seats are equipped with seat and back cushions which makes the Gio series particularly cosy and comfortable, and offer exclusive colour combinations.
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Design: Antonio Citterio
Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950, started his design office in 1972, and graduated in architecture at the Milan Polytechnic in 1975.
Between 1987 and 1996 he worked in association with Terry Dwan and, together, they designed buildings in Europe and Japan.
In 2000, with Patricia Viel, he founded a practice for architecture and interior design, developing international complex long-term projects, at all scales and in synergy with a qualified network of specialist consultants.
Antonio Citterio currently works in the industrial design sector with Italian and foreign companies such as Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Hermès, Iittala, Kartell, Maxalto, Sanitec (Geberit Group), Technogym and Vitra.
In 1987 and in 1994 Antonio Citterio he was awarded the Compasso d’Oro-ADI. Since 2006 he has been full professor of Architectural Design at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture (Switzerland). In 2008 he was honoured by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce of London, which gave him the title of Royal Designer for Industry.