for B&B Italia
Mera tables form a practical collection of surfaces in varying sizes that can be used as side tables or a coffee table. The steel base on each Mera table features a flat bar circular footprint from which four equidistantly placed slim-profile rectilinear bars function as the vertical supports for a round, beautifully beveled marble top. The tabletop is constructed from Statuarietto marble, a luxurious classic Italian material that features a white background with delicate gray veining throughout.
Base finishes are available in a choice of bright chrome, black chrome, or painted bronze nickel.
The Collection 2019
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.