The Caratos range has grown and is ever-expanding — providing a rich collection of ideas for the most diverse environments. The common thread of each piece is their recognizable die-cast aluminum base. In addition to the chairs and armchairs presented in 2017, Caratos presents a small armchair with an armrest, an armchair, a tub armchair, two stools with swivel seats, a bench, an ottoman, and a coffee table. The graphite and amber metal frames are accompanied by blue, amaranth, and cream paint, which complement the fabric. Noteworthy is the introduction of a soft, deep pile wool velvet that creates a “teddy bear” effect. With this new collection, Caratos proves to be a flexible product that will reveal new future surprises.
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.