Designer: Antonio Citterio
Thirteen years after its debut in the B&B Italia collection, the Charles sofa system - a long-time bestseller for the company - is being introduced in a new outdoor version: Charles-Outdoor. Characteristics that made it a classic of pure contemporary taste have been left unchanged. The system will have the same slim frame, flexibility and signature design of the inverted ТLУ shape aluminium feet. The new piece maintains the beauty and simplicity of the original project while also evolving gracefully for practical outdoor use - the piece is lightweight thanks to its slim aluminium frame and has an external surface created by open weave polypropylene bands.
The range of sofas, terminal elements and chaise-longue pieces - made up of 9 elements of various styles and sizes - expands with a small armchair and a reclining cot. The dove brown bands match the fabric covers of the seat cushions. The three sizes of back cushions can mirror the neutral shade of the frame or coordinate with lively, brilliant colours from the new outdoor fabric collection. To improve and guarantee greater protection from weather, B&B Italia has treated all fabrics in the collection, as well as those used for the internal part of the cushions, with advanced water-repellent techniques.
Internal frame: tubular aluminium and aluminium profiles
Internal frame finish: brown polyester powder painting
Interlacing: brown polypropylene
Seat cushions: shaped polyurethane, cover in water repellent polyester fibre
Back cushions: polyester fibre, cover in water repellent polyester fibre
Chaise longue headrest cushion: shaped polyurethane, cover in water repellent polyester fibre
Chaise longue seat top: HPL stratified laminate panel
Chaise longue mechanism: bronzed nickel painted aluminium extrusion
Chaise longue wheels: steel and thermoplastic material
Feet: bronzed nickel painted aluminium die-cast
Ferrules: thermoplastic material
Cover cloth: polyester on synthetic support