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Caratos Lounge Chair

c. 2019

by Antonio Citterio
for Maxalto

Caratos Lounge Chair

by Antonio Citterio
for  Maxalto

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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 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 paint­ing, which comple­ment the fabric covers. 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 group of flex­i­ble prod­ucts that will reveal new future surprises.

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Antonio Citterio

Italy (1950)

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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