Rain or shine, Ribes expresses a sunny demeanour that brightens up outdoor spaces, thanks to its versatile seats and inspiring range of colourful upholstery.
A beauty under the sun, Ribes stays radiant even on rainy and cloudy days. A modular outdoor seating system designed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia, Ribes offers sheer versatility in the form of highly customisable seats, colourful choices and exceptional materials.
Variety underlines Ribes design with sofas, central and end elements, chaise longue and ottomans featuring an interesting mix of shapes and sizes. This means; however your outdoor spaces are – whether it’s a partially open patio or a covered pavilion, Ribes can be configured to fit in beautifully.
Ribes is designed to reflect simplicity. The starting point is a futon base with flexible glass fibre slats resting on an aluminium frame where two types of armrest or backrest can be attached as desired: one with a polypropylene fibre interlacing, the other with a roller cushion. Seat cushions are tucked comfortably within the frame and can be used as mattresses if required.
Ultimately, the secret to Ribes’ unique aesthetics rests in its colour and textile. Frames are painted in earthy shades of anthracite, sage and clay which complement different fabric tones. For its upholstery, the extensive textile range is inspired by traditional fabrics collected during the designer’s numerous trips to South America. These fabrics can be reinterpreted and redesigned using very clear colour schemes that still leave a wide choice of different combinations for maximum customisation. For the cushions, materials with wide or narrow-striped, dotted or monotone designs can also be coordinated with each other.