Lithos Coffee Table
The Lithos Coffee Table, designed by Antonio Citterio for Maxalto, is a series of low tables destined to safeguard and exhibit the most precious objects with great elegance. These low tables are available in two sizes: 35 – 1/2″ x 51 – 1/8″ x 17″ H or 71″ x 51 – 1/8″ x 17″ H. The range pairs tops in transparent extra clear glass with painted metal structures in sophisticated colors: bronzed nickel, black chrome, graphite, and amber. The shelf and trays are available in natural wenge and oak in the different options in the collection: brushed light, brushed black, grey, smoked oak. The extractable trays are also offered with a leather lining in colonial or dark brown leather.
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.