The Cleide chair from Maxalto is a stunning piece of furniture that combines classic design with modern materials and production techniques. Designed by Antonio Citterio, this chair is a re-edition and modernization of a classic chair that was originally created at the beginning of Maxalto’s journey. The chair has been updated to adapt to the evolution of living spaces and is available in various sizes, making it a versatile option for any room in the house.
The chair features a solid wood structure that comes in three different finishes: grey oak, brushed light oak, or brushed black oak. Each finish showcases the artistry and craftsmanship that Maxalto is known for, embracing the heritage of Italian cabinetmaking tradition. The Cleide chair’s elegant and restrained proportions make it a timeless piece that can fit seamlessly into any interior design style.
Overall, the Cleide chair is a testament to Maxalto’s commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and timeless design. Whether used as a standalone piece or as part of a larger seating arrangement, this chair is sure to make a statement in any room.
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.