Charles Sofa

Designed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia

Made in Italy

Charles Sofa by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia is a tribute to Charles Eames, the American designer, architect, and film director who sustained: “The details are not the details. They make the design”. This concept is enough to tell the story of Charles Sofa, B&B Italia’s longest and best seller. Its design strength shows in the details: the upside-down L foot and the slender raised base both confer a quality of lightness to the sofa.

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An iconic, timeless design embodying a contemporary lifestyle, the Charles Sofa owes its success to the research and innovation that went into its creation and to its resulting Eames-inspired aesthetic.


Charles Sofa by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia is a leading piece in contemporary lifestyle — a reference model in the world of design. Its light image accentuated by the essential design of the die-cast aluminum feet makes Charles a sofa with a decidedly contemporary look, a product of great formal elegance that goes well beyond current times and fashions. The spatial concept behind the project is innovative — a system that can be used to create new compositions, including two or three-seat sofas, sofas with a chaise longue addition, and a corner sofa. The line also includes a broad selection of modular elements to satisfy any furnishing need, including the most personal desire for comfort.


  • Tubular steel frame with steel profiles
  • Internal frame upholstery
    • Bayfit® (Bayer®) flexible cold-shaped polyurethane foam, polyester fiber cover
    • (CHP – CH150P) shaped polyurethane of different density, polyester fiber cover
  • Seat cushion upholstery
    • (Residential) shaped polyurethane of different density, sterilized down, polyester fiber cover
    • (Commercial) shaped polyurethane of different density, polyester fiber, polyester fiber cover
  • Back cushion (CH48_C-CH72_C) upholstery: polyester fiber, typology: box style
  • Die-cast aluminum feet
  • Thermoplastic ferrules
  • Fabric or leather cover

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B&B Italia is one of the world’s foremost modern furniture companies, renowned for high-end designer furnishings. Founded in 1966 with the entrepreneurial vision of Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, B&B Italia represents the extraordinary convergence of design and industry—the expression of contemporary culture.

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