Pianura Coffee Table
for B&B Italia
The Pianura coffee table leans into Antonio Citterio’s modernist flare with a streamlined support frame and a unique top. Pianura, a term meaning a lowland which is compared to a highland, represents the tabletop of this piece. Between the two panels of marble or veneered multi-layered wood is an aluminum tray, raised at its sides and covered in thick saddle leather. The support frame that rests underneath is made from die-cast aluminum.
Pianura is available in four sizes with or without the tray. The top is available in grey oak, brushed black oak, smoked oak, Marquinia black marble (matt polyester finish) or Carrara white marble (matt polyester finish). The tray in natural, black, dark brown, tortora, ivory thick leather or natural, black, dark brown, Bordeaux, bottle green, mud green embossed thick leather. The support frame in bright brushed, pewter painted or painted black chrome aluminum.
BBItalia The Collection
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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