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Apollo Sofa

c. 2019

by Antonio Citterio
for Maxalto

Apollo Sofa

by Antonio Citterio
for  Maxalto

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The Apollo sofa designed by Antonio Citte­rio for Maxalto consists of a Linear sofa in two sizes, a curved sofa, sofa with chaise longue, and a dormeuse. All modules have a pleas­antly curved but rigor­ous form, creat­ing a very harmo­nious, balanced aesthetic. The back­rest design, seat depth, contoured shapes, and gener­ous padding are all elements that make Apollo extra­or­di­nar­ily welcom­ing and comfort­able. A rich selec­tion of uphol­stery includes a wide range of beau­ti­ful fabrics and leathers. 

The fabric covers are further embell­ished with relief stitch­ing, while the leather covers feature elegant enve­lope” stitch­ing. The complete struc­ture is defined by a painted aluminum border in a range of sophis­ti­cated colors: bronzed nickel, black chrome, graphite, and amber.


Antonio Citterio


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.

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