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Dike Bed

c. 2019

by Antonio Citterio
for Maxalto

Dike Bed

by Antonio Citterio
for  Maxalto

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The Dike bed from Maxalto features a unique and strik­ing head­board that consists of two large panels that are 78 – 3/4″ high by 49 – 1/2″ wide, each with two mobile elements anchored by elegant full-height hinges. This creates a theatri­cal back­drop or a struc­tural element that is made even more sophis­ti­cated by the uphol­stery. The fabric used for the uphol­stery is a custom-designed mate­r­ial with an enhanced three-dimen­sional and visible texture, similar to a woven hori­zon­tal band tapes­try. The texture creates subtle and beau­ti­ful visual effects with a gentle fading of colors into each other.


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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