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Eileen Side Table

c. 2003

by Antonio Citterio
for B&B Italia

Eileen Side Table

by Antonio Citterio
for  B&B Italia

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Antonio Citte­ri­o’s design of the Eileen side table for B&B Italia pays tribute to the iconic archi­tect of the Inter­na­tional Style, Eileen Gray, whose side tables from the 1920s featured a similar aesthetic of a float­ing top” and an unusual foot­print.”
The Eileen tables feature base frame­works of drawn steel in bright chrome or lacquered finishes, result­ing in a distinc­tive cruci­form foot­print. Each table’s base supports a slim-edged top or a combi­na­tion of a top and a float­ing shelf of the same size, avail­able in various finishes such as lacquered, oak veneer, or marble.


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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