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.
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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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