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The Alex table series features is distinguished by the pronounced design of the sectional frames in large, lenticular shapes. Winner of the Architectural Digest Great Design Award 2018, the series is offered in three shapes and different sizes: rectangular in three lengths, round and square. The round variation allows the possibility of positioning at the center of the table a round swivel tray, made with glossy or satin finishes, in wood or in marble.
The “sawhorse” frame connected with the crosspiece is made of hard polyurethane with metallic drawn inserts in glossy or satin colors of the B&B Italia collection. A wide range of finishes is available for the tabletop – from brushed light, grey, brushed black, smoked oak, glossy frisé eucalypt and natural wenge to satin or glossy finishes in 16 colors, from Marquinia black and Sahara noir marble with glossy polyester finish or Carrara white marble “venatino statuarietto” with matte polyester finish to bronze or grey mirror glass.
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Inspired by icons such as Eileen Gray, Charles and Ray Eames, and George Nelson, Italian designer Antonio Citterio has built an extremely successful career in the furniture industry. He’s known for his emphasis on craftsmanship and materiality, a combination that’s defined a longtime partnership with B&B Italia. Citterio has been responsible for designing all new collections by Maxalto since 1993. He ensures that each product, like his Dives sofa or Alcova canopy bed, clearly delineates its function and is comfortable and liveable as much as grand and luxurious.
Born in 1950 in the north Italian city of Meda, Antonio Citterio opened his first office at the age of 22. The architect and designer supposedly had decided on his career path by age 13.
Citterio went on to collaborate with Terry Dwan on architecture projects through the late 1990’s before forming a practice with Patricia Viel that’s today called Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel. Their significant work includes the Technogym headquarters, Bulgari Hotels around the world, Qatar Airways lounges, the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Milan, and the B&B Italia Center for Research in Novedrate, Italy.