Introducing the Arbiter, the ultimate modular seating system from Maxalto. This luxurious sofa, designed with extra-large measurements and oversized cushions, is perfect for large spaces and those who demand the utmost in comfort and style.
Crafted using Maxalto’s signature production technique, the Arbiter boasts a steel frame and cold-foamed polyurethane structure that ensures durability and longevity. It’s available in two depths — 41 – 1/4″ and 45 – 1/4″ — in various configurations, including options with or without a chaise-longue.
For those who crave a touch of designer flair, the Arbiter is also available with Citterio’s beloved discontinuous backrest, designed to create seating that looks in the opposite direction, for example, facing the bookcase behind the sofa.
The range of materials used introduces options with refined, distinctly woolly, and richly textured fabrics to ensure that the Arbiter is stylish and functional. The cushions present a surprising solution: in each pair, the small one sits behind the larger one, which forms a kind of additional backrest that wraps around the sitter’s shoulders. This clever design ensures ultimate comfort and support, making the Arbiter the perfect addition to any home.
Overall, the Arbiter from Maxalto is the epitome of luxury and comfort. Its attention to detail and impeccable craftsmanship make it a statement piece that will impress even the most discerning clients.
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.