Meda, Italy – There are few things as evocative of the warmth of home as the weaved basket pattern. It is also, beyond that, an immediate reference to a time-honed craft.
Fittingly, it is also the pattern of one of Flexform’s new classics: the aptly named Cestone sofa. The big basket was designed by Antonio Citterio and unveiled at the Salone del Mobile in Milan a decade ago. ‘Time is an unyielding judge,’ Citterio mused when thinking of this landmark anniversary. ‘It relegates to oblivion everything that is entirely void of authentic content.’ And his creation, backed by a design concept that is still current today and by exquisitely executed construction details, truly stands the test of time.
One way to illustrate this is be examining the Cestone’s usual position in the living room of many consumers. Up until a decade ago, sofas were most often placed against a wall, along the perimeter of the living room. But thanks to the attention Flexform and Citterio placed on the back and the sides of the structure, it is now a star player in any layout. In that sense, it has overturned the design perspectives of living room décor.