Tito Agnoli for Cinova Daybed Sofa in Red Upholstery
Tito Agnoli for Cinova, sofa or daybed model 711, red leatherette, steel, laminated wood, Italy, 1968.
Cubic sofa that can be transformed into a daybed by Italian designer Tito Agnoli for Cinova. The steel frame displays an exquisite composition of vertical bars that surrounds the red upholstery in a sturdy manner. These bars allow the back- and armrests to be folded outwards to provide side tables with white laminated tops. When taking off the seat cushions, a red upholstered base is revealed which operates as a mattress making this piece of furniture multifunctional.
Tito Agnoli (1931-2012), whose full name is Giovanni Battista Agnoli, is considered one of the most important Italian designers of modern lighting. Agnoli was born in 1931 in Lima, two years after his parents emigrated to Peru in 1929 due to the political situation in Italy where Mussolini's fascistic regime was on the rise. After WWII, Agnoli came to Milan in 1947 and started to take art lessons and enrolled into the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. The mid-century tendency in the art world, with surrealism and abstract expressionism thriving, didn't suit Agnoli's realism. A year later he began to study engineering and architecture at the Milan Polytechnic. During his career, Agnoli worked as an assistant for Gio Ponti and Carlo De Carli. From the fifties onwards, Tito Agnoli, who was still very young, created a series of ambitious creative design projects for O-Luce, Arflex, Poltrona Frau, Matteo Grassi, etc. He has been nominated for the Compasso d’Oro several times during his career. Nowadays, some of his designs are part of the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York.
Please note that this item is in good condition with some signs of age and use. For further details, we encourage you to reach out to our team of design specialists.
VAT within the EU: When buying or delivering an item within the EU, VAT usually applies and will be added.