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Tesaurus Storage

c. 2019

by Antonio Citterio
for Maxalto

Tesaurus Storage

by Antonio Citterio
for  Maxalto

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The Tesaurus Storage unit’s shape under­lines the high quality and crafts­man­ship. It starts with curved wooden doors that open to reveal slightly protrud­ing shelves with a contin­u­ous profile that follows the complete volume. 

Tesaurus is avail­able in either parch­ment or wood finishes and features an inte­rior of refined maple frisé. Veneered Oak or Chilean Tineo wood are offered with a stag­ger­ing checker motif and crossed grains. The Parch­ment cover­ing is a long and metic­u­lous process and needs to be laid by special­ized crafts­men trained to respect the mate­ri­al’s natural char­ac­ter­is­tics. Over time, the parch­ment surface will mature so that, like a good wine, it will be trans­formed and acquire an elegant patina.

The base is offered in die-cast aluminum with a painted finish while the top is avail­able in black Marquinia, white Cala­catta or Emperador marble. 

Each piece in this collec­tion becomes a unique object, diffi­cult to imitate and authentically exclusive.


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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