For Maxalto, the year 2017 was marked by two new important designs: the Astrum tables and the Caratos chairs, both by Antonio Citterio. The tables - available either round, rectangular are characterized by a tripod-style base in die-cast aluminum and a wooden or marble top. The chairs stand out for their basic, light design, underscored by a die-cast aluminum frame.
“After 25 years developing products rooted in artisan materials and processes,” says Antonio Citterio, “I felt the need to offer a ‘moulded’ product; namely, a chair with a die-cast structure, resulting from a significant industrial investment by the company. At the same time, I wanted the ‘design’ of this new product to be an integral part of the Maxalto collection. This chair can be used with the entire Maxalto collection - with the new tables, and also with the existing products. The product is absolutely contemporary, and yet it calls to mind typical twentieth-century objects. It echoes the idea of bronze, through a “full” opaque finish that absorbs light, and the use of high-quality leather upholstery gives it a distinct saddlery-style feel. The Astrum table also stands out in the Maxalto collection due to the introduction of a die-cast structure, making it a versatile system whose multiple configurations generate tables of different shapes and sizes.”.
Maxalto, offers the perfect combination of sophisticated craftsmanship and advanced technology, it boasts a consolidated heritage of tradition, authenticity and savoire-faire. The brand owes its success to a balanced blend of past and present, with classic yet contemporary furnishings that feature excellent materials, painstaking production techniques, exclusive details and customized solutions.
Alongside a wide range of standard furnishings and finishes, the collections’ artisan approach gives rise to the Maxalto Atelier service, offering the chance to customise the product size and finish. Through this service, customers may bring to life their very own “tailor-made” projects, designed and created exclusively for them, just like in an atelier.
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