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Suita Sofa Developed by Vitra in Switzerland Design: Antonio Citterio, 2010

SUITA

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EN 091 350 02 Š Vitra 2010


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VITRA

ANTONIO CITTERIO

Introducing Suita: an elegant, timeless sofa system from Vitra and Antonio Citterio. Featuring individual components that can be freely combined with multiple cushion options, Suita adapts to suit all kinds of design visions, individual styles and environments. Vitra and Citterio have a long history. Our collaborative design process, which has evolved over many years, has yielded some of our most iconic products: rigorous, subtle designs that combine functionality with light, decorative flair. Like George Nelson before him, Antonio Citterio is lauded for his systematic approach to structure, construction and materials. There is no place that his influence is more visible than in the modern sofa. Here, Citterio is the undisputed master. His unique combination of the iconic and the imaginative has had an unparalleled influence on contemporary living.

Architect and designer Antonio Citterio (b. 1950) has been working with Vitra since 1985.


SUITA WORKBOOK

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Antonio Citterio Sketches Choose Your Comfort Choose Your Setup Frames, Tray & Head Section Choose a Covering Alexander Girard Combine with Additional Elements Suita Vignettes & Measurements Vitra & VitraHaus


ANTONIO CITTERIO SKETC HES

ANTONIO CITTERIO SKETC HES

Small Island with Work Tray

TV Lounge

Reading and Relaxing

Study and TV Room


ANTONIO CITTERIO SKETC HES

ANTONIO CITTERIO SKETC HES

Lobby or Large Living Room

Conversation and Work

Family TV Room

Family Living Room


01

ATTITUDE

CHOOSE YOUR COMFORT

FORMAL

CASUAL

Suita Sofa can take on either a formal or casual attitude depending on the cushions. The Classic cushions exude a serious, elegant air. Pointed cushions – also available in Alexander Girard motifs – lend a relaxed, cozy feel.

The Suita Sofa is available in several padding and cushion options that feature different combinations of foam and feathers.


02 CHOOSE YOUR SETUP

SYSTEM OVERVIEW

The basic elements of the Suita Sofa system can be used as single elements, or they can be mixed and matched to suit all kinds of living spaces and furnishings needs.


03

TRAY & HEAD SECTION

FRAMES, TRAY & HEAD SECTION

Mounted on the back edge of the sofa in freestanding configurations, the tray (combined with a chair and a laptop) makes a perfect, casual workplace. If placed against a wall, the tray creates an additional shelf or decoration space. Some elements can be fitted with a head section that offers both support and serves as a barrier from noise and visual stimuli.

Suita features elegant frames made of polished, black-coated or white-coated aluminium. Each version gives a different look. Frames

Polished Aluminium

Tray Base

Soft Light

Basic Dark

(White Coated)

(Black Coated)

Soft Light

Tray Inlay (Linoleum)

Basic Dark

Pebble

Charcoal

Peat


04

FABRIC & LEATHER

CHOOSE A COVERING

10

01

11

06

12

09

05

02

03

04

06

07

08

68

77

67

Laser (100 % polyester Trevira CS) UK market: fabric only suitable for use in public spaces

01

02

09

03

04

10

05

68

67

66

Credo (95 % new wool, 5 % polyamide)

01

02

03

04

05

06

72

71

70

69

Olimpo (70 % linen, 30 % rayon)

01

02

03

04

06

05

Leather (sturdy calf hide with a pronounced grain, homogenously spread)

72

73

71

70

75

74

69

Over (60 % rayon, 21 % linen, 19 % cotton) Not for UK

01

03

04

05

02

Leather Premium (nappa leather with especially soft hide and semi-aniline dyed)

72

71

68

77

66

Panamone (100 % cotton) Not for UK

Leather Grand (Semi-Aniline-dyed calf leather with natural graining)

New Coverings

Suita is available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers. Some of the fabrics, made from natural cotton and linen, give the elements a touch of Mediterranean flair.

01

Leather Natural (Aniline cowhide nappa leather; open surface)

66


05

GIRARD MOTIFS Love

Retrospective Repeat

ALEXANDER GIRARD Snake

Square Diamonds

1970 in his Studio

Sun

Textiles & Objects Shop Geometric D

Alexander Girard (1907–1993) Girard is one of the most influential figures in 20th-century American design. He did much of his ground-breaking work in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he was highly influenced by Central American folk art. His colored and patterned textiles are as fresh today as they were when they were first introduced over 50 years ago. Girard’s designs brings a sensual and playful element to contemporary furnishings. Alexander Girard’s motif cushion covers give the Suita Sofa a warm, personal look. Love, Snake, Sun, Retrospective Repeat, Square Diamonds, Geometric D © Alexander Girard Girard motifs are only available for pointed cushions in Olimpo pearl and Olimpo sandstone fabrics.


ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS

06 COMBINE WITH ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS

Club Armchair

Fauteuil

Albula Table

Platform

Suita Sofa is part of a system that includes many individual pieces of furniture. They can all be combined to suit different needs and functions. Elements can be harmoniously integrated into existing arrangements or collages with other pieces in the system.

Daybed


07 SUITA

SUITA PENINSUL A CONFIGURATION

Comfort: The seat and backrest are covered with classic fabric or leather and padded with foam and feather filling (available in different degrees of firmness). Construction: Suita has a compact structure made from welded and banded steel tubing covered with a thin layer of molded polyurethane foam. The die-cast aluminum legs and frame support high head sections or linoleumsurfaced trays.

Aesthetics: Suita has a look that is at once lightweight and technical. The precise geometry and soft padding of the body seem to float above the sleek, polished aluminum legs echoing classic, mid-century American design. Longevity: Like all of the products in the Vitra Collection, Suita elements and all covering materials are subjected to rigorous testing to ensure robust performance for years to come.

Tray

Head Section

Girard Cushions

Three-Seater

Chaise Longue (Large)

Platform with Slipcover

Aluminium Legs


VIGNETTES / MEASUREMENTS

1165 45 3/4”

1880 74”

Three-seater Sofa

400 15 1/4 ”

1220 48”

855 33 3/4 ”

1225 481/4 ”

950 37 1/2 ”

1225 481/4 ”

855 33 3/4 ”

950 37 1/2 ” 950 37 1/2 ”

1165 45 3/4”

880 343/4”

1880 74”

400 15 1/4 ”

1060 413/4”

1620 63 3/4 ”

1880 74”

1620 63 3/4 ” 1880 74”

Ottoman

2330 913/4”

1220 48”

602 23 3/4”

1880 74”

880 343/4”

470 181/2”

1060 413/4”

470 181/2”

885 343/4”

470 181/2” 1880 74”

400 15 1/4 ”

Platform 885 343/4”

Two-seater Sofa 885 343/4”

Additional Elements

885 343/4”

Main Setup

400 15 1/4 ”

VIGNETTES / MEASUREMENTS

387 151/4”

2330 913/4”

Chaise Longue – Small

1955 77”

Club Sofa

1705 67”

380 151/3” 830 323/4”

1500 59”

800 311/2”

1840 72 1/2”

Table designed by Antonio Citterio for the Suita Collection

1500 59” 380 151/3”

1955 77”

323/4” 780 30 3/4830 ”

2180 85 3/4”

Albula Table

380 151/3”

470 181/2”

470 181/2”

470 181/2”

1060 413/4”

950 37 1/2 ”

725 281/2”

3 4

1705 67” 1840 72 1/2”

1770 695/8”

725 281/2”

1770 695/8”

2275 89 1/2”

2205 863/4”

1160 45 1/2” 535 21”

982 38 3/4”

725 281/2”

733 28 3/4”

780 30 3/4”

1705 67”

730 28 3/4”

733 28 3/4”

925 361/2”

925 361/2”

730 28 3/4”

3 4

855 333/4”

855 33 / ”

745 291/4”

1705 67” 1840 72 1/2”

Fauteuil

700 27 1/2”

700 27 1/2”

855 333/4”

1705 67”

700 27 1/2”

470 18 / ” 1 2

1060 413/4”

1060 41 / ”

2275 89 1/2”

855 333/4”

700 27 1/2”

855 333/4”

3 4

1060 413/4”

470 181/2”

470 181/2”

Club Armchair 885 343/4”

885 34 / ” 3 4

885 343/4”

2205 863/4”

925 361/2”

1705 67”

Chaise Longue – Large

780 30 3/4”

1705 67” 1840 72 1/2” 780 30 3/4”

725 281/2”

3 4

3 4

855 33 / ”

855 33 / ”

1705 67”

1700 67”

1160 45 1/2”

700 27 1/2”

855 333/4”

982 38 31160 /4” 45 1/2”

855 333/4”

700 27 1/2”

470 181/2”

1060 413/4”

1060 41 / ”

470 181/2” 855 333/4”

3 4

1060 413/4”

885 34 / ”

470 181/2”

3 4

885 34 / ” 3 4

885 343/4”

1700 67”

535 21”

830 323/4”

1500 59”

1160 45 1/2”

3 4

1730 68”

602 23 3/4”

1500 59”

880 343/4”

880 34 / ”

880 34 / ”

1060 413/4”

885 343/4”

885 343/4”

470 181/2”

2330 913/4”

2180 85 3/4”

880 343/4”

550 213/4”

380 151/3”

880 343/4”

Daybed

800 311/2”

1730 68”

885 343/4”

885 343/4”

470 181/2”

885 343/4”

885 343/4”

Open Sofa (Two/Three Seaters, Right or Left)

830 323/4”

2330 91 / ”

/”

387 151/4”

387 151/4”

1/21” 470 470 1818 /2”

550 213/4”

1010 39 33/4” 1010 39 /4”

3 4

3 4

602 23 3/4”

387 151/4”

2330 913/4”

550 213/4”

810 32” 810 32”

810 810 32” 32”

950

1010 39 33/4” 1010 39 /4”

37 1/2 ” 602 23 3/4”

913/4”

950 37 1/2 ”

1165 45 3/4”

880 343/4”

2330

1/21” 470 470 1818 /2”

1165 45 3/4”

1060 413/4”

1060 413/4”

885 343/4”

2330 913/4”

880 343/4”

470 181/2”

2330 913/4”

470 181/2”

885 343/4”

885 343/4”

470 181/2”

885 343/4”

550 213/4”

745 291/4”

470 181/2” 1770 695/8”

1165 45 3/4”

3 4

1700 67”

1770 695/8”

1060 413/4”

1060 41 / ” 3 4

1060 413/4”

982 38 3/4” 1165 45 3/4”

1165 45 / ”

1165 45 / ”

470 181/2”

470 181/2”

3 4

885 34 / ”

885 34 / ” 3 4

1700 67”

3 4

885 34 3/4”

Chaise Longue – Wide

982 38 3/4”

733 28 3/4”

733 28 3/4”

1165 45 3/4”

925 361/2”


VITRA

VITRAHAUS

Vitra is a furniture company dedicated to developing healthy, intelligent, inspiring and durable solutions for the office, the home and for public spaces. Vitra’s products and concepts are developed in Switzerland by applying a diligent design process that brings together the company’s engineering excellence with the creative genius of leading international designers. It is our goal to create products with a high functional and aesthetic life expectancy. The Vitra Campus architecture, the Vitra Design Museum, workshops, publications, collections and archives are all integral elements of the Vitra Project. They give Vitra the opportunity to gain perspective and depth in all of its creative activities.

The images in this catalogue were photographed on the Vitra Campus by Maurice Sheltens in the distinctive spaces of the VitraHaus, designed by Herzog & DeMeuron Architects. The VitraHaus is devoted entirely to home living and provides ideas and inspiration through constantly changing displays and furniture arrangements. Please come by on your next visit to discover the vast array of products in the Vitra Home Collection, give them a try and even purchase selected items. The VitraHaus is open every day from 10am to 6pm.


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Distribution rights All the designs shown here are protected under law Vitra and Vitra Design Museum have been awarded the intangible property rights to manufacture and sell these products by the owners in question and hold the exclusive manufacturing and distribution rights worldwide. How­ever, the following restrictions apply: Charles & Ray Eames Worldwide distribution rights for “Organic Chair”, “La Chaise”, “Eames Elephant” and for the Miniatures Collection. Otherwise, distribution rights for furniture in Europe and the Middle East only. For territories outside please contact Herman Miller Inc. George Nelson Worldwide distribution rights for all clocks and for the Miniatures Collection. Otherwise, distribution rights for furniture in Europe and the Middle East only. For other regions, please contact Herman Miller Inc. Isamu Noguchi Distribution rights for “Akari Light Sculptures” are restricted to Europe (apart from France) and Australia. The “Coffee Table” distribution rights for North America are held by Herman Miller Inc., the “Dining Table” distribution rights for North America are held by Knoll Inc. Sori Yanagi Worldwide distribution rights for “Elephant Stool”, distribution rights for “Butterfly Stool” are restricted to Europe, Africa, North and South America. Classic Pillows & Repeat Pillows Distribution rights for Europe and Japan. For other regions, please contact Maharam Inc., New York. ™

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