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Despina Armchair

by Antonio Citterio
for Maxalto

Despina Armchair

by Antonio Citterio
for  Maxalto

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The Despina Armchair is a re-edition and modern­iza­tion of a classic chair designed by the renowned archi­tect Antonio Citte­rio at the dawn of Maxal­to’s trajec­tory. With its grace­ful, restrained propor­tions, this chair has been updated with the latest mate­ri­als, produc­tion tech­niques, and sizes to adapt to the evolu­tion of modern living spaces while retain­ing its timeless elegance.

Crafted from the finest mate­ri­als, the solid wood struc­ture of the Despina Armchair – avail­able in grey, brushed light, or brushed black oak – is an actual work of art, show­cas­ing Maxal­to’s excep­tional flair for embrac­ing the heritage of Italian cabi­net­mak­ing tradi­tion as its own. From the metic­u­lous atten­tion to detail to the artistry evident in every curve and contour, this chair is a testa­ment to the ancient art of cabi­net­mak­ing. This seem­ingly simple, almost ordi­nary-looking chair is anything but ordi­nary, embody­ing all of the luxury and sophis­ti­ca­tion that the Maxalto brand is known for. Perfectly propor­tioned and exquis­itely crafted, the Despina Armchair is the ulti­mate state­ment piece that will elevate any living space.

For more infor­ma­tion or to place an order, please refer to the spec sheet to the left or call our dedi­cated team at 800.886.0867. Choose Maxalto and expe­ri­ence the ulti­mate in luxury and sophistication.


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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