Every constructive detail of the Tessa Ottoman, designed by Antonio Citterio for Flexform, is a clue to the great complexity that lies behind its seeming simplicity—the kind of simplicity that stems from the ingenuity and hand-craftsmanship inherent to the concept of the product itself.
The structure is made entirely of solid ash or turned Canaletto walnut. The traditional joinery requires expert craftsmanship and gently exalts the natural texture and feel of the wood. An ancient art that dates back to Italian rural tradition, the delicate yet strong woven paper rush cord in the footrest is also finely hand-crafted.
The Tessa family includes an armchair, ottoman, bench, and a coffee table with marble top, available in a number of types of marble.
- Structure in solid Canaletto walnut with natural finish; or, stained Canaletto walnut extra or coffee; or, in solid ash stained walnut, cherry, teak, coffee, wenge, ebony, or brown. Woven paper rush cord.
- Feet in die-cast Zama with satin, chrome, black chrome, burnished, or champagne finish. Feet rest on tips made of thermoplastic material.
A family affair, now in its third generation, Flexform is a modern furniture company founded in 1959 in the Brianza furniture manufacturing district in Northern Italy. Today the brand represents an almost magical distillation of elegance, comfort, and inconspicuous luxury.