Ora ïto’s Venus chaise lounge is a sensuous expression of bespoke seating… HOT explores the exceptional design and lists what you must know about it …
The brand Citco is known for its classic design sensibilities. It has reinterpreted the concept of contemporary luxury with a new piece designed by reputed French designer Ora ïto. The Venus chaise longue takes this design ethos further.
This sculpted chaise longue, Venus, makes one of the world’s oldest material stand out in the most modern way. You can see an imperious vivacity that is disconcertingly asymmetrical. The visual designer has digitally sculpted the marble, centimetre by centimetre, with amazing dynamic precision.
The curves are the central point of attraction. The biomorphic and polished curves, rising and falling, precariously floating from one side to the other, cry out to be caressed. The single block of marble is grooved by a shadow gap that traces a rational line along its organic shape, highlighting its practicality and ergonomics, as well as controlling its rashness. The surface reflects light, swapping its original coldness for a hint of warmth that almost seems to make it come to life.
While marble is the soul of the chaise, different versions cater to different needs. The bare marble version of Venus is by nature intended for gardens and terraces and to add comfort for the indoor version the fibreglass shell is lined with leather. The chair can be made available in different types of marble.
This is a very special and limited series of 8 copies only. It’s amazing to think that only eight chairs of this statement-making functional piece of art will be made!
Indeed, the best of Italian craft industry meets streamlined vitality in the Venus chaise lounge!