22/01/2020 - Maxalto
opened the new decade with a preview of the new collection designed by Antonio Citterio
. The location of the launch was the B&B Italia et Maxalto Store in Rue du Bac in Paris inaugurated in January.
For Citterio, to formulate a new Maxalto collection that treasures classic interior atmospheres while inventing new ones means rethinking the very nature of our models of living, every single time. A multiplication of types, materials, coverings, fabrics, forming a coherent whole in a collection incorporated in previous collections; yet in terms of breadth and variety, it almost seems to constitute a new identity for all the production, for the entire company and not just its catalogue.
A grand Maxalto home made of many “communicating rooms” is materialized.
For the Alcor
series of cabinets and tables, the latest collection reprises the use of Chilean Tineo wood, with a damier (checkerboard) motif. Alcor is a family of cabinets, sideboards and consoles marked by rigorous aesthetic paired with precious wood surfaces. Offered in different configurations, these pieces have an inlaid damier checker board pattern in various woods to choose from: tineo, natural wenge and oak in the various finishes included in the collection (light brushed, black brushed, grey and smoked oak). The collection also includes three dining tables that are decorated with the checker board motif on the top and come in two rectangular sizesand one square version.
There are more metal structures to support the tables and cabinets, in cast aluminium treated with finishes that make it resemble burnished bronze: due to their great attention to detail, these structures bring yet another classic-modern reference to mind, the artistic skill of Diego Giacometti – brother of the more famous Alberto – creator of extraordinary bronze furniture, at times as a collaboration between the two.
Lithos is a series of cabinets/display elements and low tables destined to safeguard and exhibit the most precious objects with great elegance. Ideal for both homes and commercial spaces, to be placed also in the centre of the room, these pieces allow their contents to be viewed, extracted and repositioned easily with perfect order. Cabinets are available in one size and in three different versions with extractable trays and drawers; the low tables are available in two versions, both with extractable trays. The entire range pairs tops in transparent extra clear glass with painted metal structures in sophisticated colours: bronzed nickel, black chrome, graphite and amber.
Intoto dining table is entirely in wood with a characteristic minimal design that truly highlights the precious solid wood trestle structure.
Great attention to detail has also gone into the forms and coverings of the new Apollo
, Amoenus Soft
and Otium Soft
sofa series: particular stitching stands out on the more palpably structured textiles at times with a geometric pattern, and on the leather coverings, with a different version for almost every model.
Apollo is a seating collection with a distinct personality. They all have pleasantly curved but rigorous form, creating a very harmonious balanced aesthetic. The backrest design, seat depth, contoured shapes and generous padding are all elements that make Apollo extremely welcoming and comfortable. A rich selection of upholstery includes a wide range of fine fabrics and leathers. The fabric covers are further embellished with relief stitching, while the leather covers feature elegant “envelope” stitching.
Geometric volumes raised off the floor and soft clean rigorous lines are the distinctive characteristics of Aurae sofas. This collection offers a high level of formal elegance, with linear seating in five dimensions with a generous depth, completed by soft backrest cushions to guarantee maximum comfort. Carefully crafted tailored details on exclusive fabric upholstery are embellished with a faux leather trim that defines the shape. In addition to fabric upholstery, leather covers with profile seams are available.
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The painstaking workmanship, however, does not preclude application of the industrial know-how of B&B Italia, visible for example in certain structures that suggest those of the Caratos
seating: series already in production that nevertheless fit perfectly into the latest collection.