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Impri­matur Sofa

c. 1999

by Antonio Citterio
for Maxalto

Impri­matur Sofa

by Antonio Citterio
for  Maxalto

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Sofa range propos­ing two differ­ent inter­pre­ta­tions. The first, more casual solu­tion displays a seat split into two portions and a back with cush­ions of differ­ent sizes. Differ­ent colored cush­ions are also avail­able if desired. The much more formal second version comes in two widths, with a regular divi­sion of seat and back cush­ions. The line of Impri­matur sofas is completed by two armchairs with differ­ent back heights. The whole range features a lower edge in bronzed nickel painted steel.


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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