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Aurae Sofa

c. 2020

by Antonio Citterio
for Maxalto

Aurae Sofa

by Antonio Citterio
for  Maxalto

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Geomet­ric volumes raised off the floor and soft clean rigor­ous lines are the distinc­tive char­ac­ter­is­tics of the Aurae sofa series. This collec­tion offers a high level of formal elegance, with linear seating in five dimen­sions with a gener­ous depth completed by soft back­rest cush­ions to guar­an­tee maximum comfort. Care­fully crafted tailored details on exclu­sive fabric uphol­stery are embell­ished with a faux leather trim that defines the shape. In addi­tion to fabric uphol­stery, leather covers with profile seams are avail­able. The lower perime­ter edge is offered in differ­ent painted metal finishes: 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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