“I make things for myself. If I won’t surround myself with these things, I don’t make them.”
Antonio Citterio is one of the biggest names in modern architecture and design. His work is included in the permanent collections of New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the French National Museum of Modern Art.
Used in Bulgari Hotels around the world, the Thomas armchair was included in Singapore’s Business Times’ list of classic furniture pieces to invest in.
Citterio has twice been awarded the Compasso d’Oro prize, Italy’s highest honour in industrial design. He has also been awarded Britain’s highest honour for design, the title of Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Art.
In 2002, Interior Design magazine inducted him into its Hall of Fame.
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The polyurethane cushion is double the thickness of that which would be found in a regular chair. The curved backrest is slanted in a design which aids the posture of the individual, thereby ensuring optimal comfort.
Frame: Lacquered teak
Chair upholstery: Removable fabric – New wool (90%) and Helanca (10%) mix, or New wool (70%) and Viscose (30%) mix.
Cushioning: 300mm thick Polyurethane foam with Dacron batting
Seat height: 41cm
Carrying weight: 150kg
Weight as shipped: 35kg
Wood: Wipe dry with a dry, soft cloth in the direction of the wood grain. Clean the surface periodically with a soft cloth dampened with a quality cleaner formulated for wood furniture. Liquid spills should be immediately dabbed dry and wiped off. Make sure that your wood furniture is not positioned close to heat sources, so that it does not dry out and become brittle. We recommend that wood products should not be exposed to intense sunlight for prolonged periods of time as ultra-violet rays may eventually damage the finish.
Do not use an abrasive material on the wood.
Fabric upholstery: Regular cleaning is important in order to keep the fabric looking its best and will prolong its life. Dust and dirt wear down the fabric and also reduce its dirt-retardant properties. Vacuum frequently, ideally every other week, at half power. Wipe the fabric with a dry or moist (but not soaking) cloth. May also be vacuum cleaned with a soft brush. Keep fabric away from direct sunlight and extreme heat.
Stain removal: Act quickly. Remove any liquids with an absorbent napkin or cloth. Gently scrape away any residue with a spoon. Vacuum away any loose particles. Remove non-greasy stains by carefully dabbing with a lint-free cloth or sponge wrung out in warm water. Edge marks can be avoided by dabbing gently in circular motions towards the centre of the stain with a clean lint-free cloth. Remove greasy stains by using appropriate detergents or solvents. Always test stain-removal agents on an inconspicuous area first to see if there is any effect on the fabric.
Allow the fabric to dry fully before resuming use. Low-intensity use of a hairdryer may avoid enduring edge marks.
Professional cleaning: Use a reputable service provider. A pH-neutral carbon dioxide cleaning solution is recommended as it avoids the use of soap. Appropriate maintenance and regular cleaning can prolong the textile’s life. Regular maintenance and cleaning removes dirt before it settles in the fabric and damages the fibers. Upholstered furniture in normal commercial use should be cleaned professionally at least twice a year. Upholstered furniture in private households should be cleaned professionally once a year.