A.B.C.D. Armchair by Flexform
A.B.C.D. is the new version of the iconic A.B.C. armchair produced in 1996, updated thanks to major technical modifications. The base is in metal, the padding in expanded polyurethane, covered in leather or fabric. The metal armrest of A.B.C has been eliminated for a softer appearance. The chair relies on a sophisticated mechanism that slides the seat forward for maximum comfort. The idea of the low seat that rests on the ground is still contemporary, along with the snug fit of the large cushions inside the cubical form suggested by the metal platform. The Osservatorio Permanente del Design has selected A.B.C.D. for the ADI Design Index 2015, the prestigious nomination for the Compasso d’Oro Award 2016.
There are other fabrics and leathers available for the A.B.C.D. Armchair – please contact us for details.
W61 x D90/109 x H82/70 cm
Upholstery: Removable fabric or leather covers.
Seat & Backrest: In wood and metal with polyurethane padding covered with a protective fabric lining.
Flexform uses just the highest quality of full grain leathers, which distinguish by their features such as softness, naturalness and meat-ness. The leather, rigorously tanned in Italy with careful and strengthened processes, it passes through a grinding phase, a sort of peeling, which smooths the surface preparing it for the dyeing. The used leathers are dyed with aniline with a process called passante, since the colour is completely absorbed up to the deepest lays. This means that it is not just the external surface which is dyed, but also the internal parts so that in case of scratches the natural colour of the skin’s animal is not going to be visible. The not total homogeneity of the surface needs to be considered a peculiarity of the natural leather and it becomes an aesthetic quality for everyone who can appreciate its value.
Many Flexform products have metal structures with a painted finish: epoxy powder-coat or liquid. Powder-coating creates a layer of polymers that anchor very securely to the surface being treated. This type of coating is generally resistant to scrapes and bumps. The chromed finish is, instead, achieved through galvanization with chrome that leaves the surface polished with a mirror effect. Among the available Flexform finishes are: satin-finish, chromed, burnished, black chrome and champagne.
Composition: 100% cotton
Colour fastness to light: 5
Abrasion resistance: 24.000 rotation indicator
Composition: 58% viscose, 31% cotton & 11% linen
Colour fastness to light: 4
Abrasion resistance: 30.000 rotation indicator
Bovine leather chrome tanning available in 26 different colours.
PELLE DE LUXE:
Bovine leather full grain available in 13 different colours.
Further options are available and our design team are at your disposal, so do not hesitate to contact us as we can discuss your requirements – please phone 01425 600273, send us an email or visit our award winning showrooms.
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About The Designer – Antonio Citterio
Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950, and started his design office in 1972. He got a degree in architecture at the Milan Polytechnic in 1975. Between 1987 and 1996, he worked with Terry Dwan and together they designed buildings in Europe and Japan.
In 1999, he founded “Antonio Citterio and Partners” with Patricia Viel. The firm operates internationally, developing complex long-term projects on all scales and in synergy with a qualified network of consultants. In 1987 and in 1994, Antonio Citterio received the Compasso d’Oro-ADI award.
Since 2006 he has been teaching architectural design at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland. In 2008, he was honored by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce of London, which gave him the title of “Royal Designer for Industry.” In September 2009, the architectural firm changed its name to “Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners.”