Maxalto Sofas, the product of craftsmanship and technology
Following a ten-year collaboration, in 1975 the two architects Afra and Tobia Scarpa asked Piero Busnelli to design a new collection of luxury furniture. Over 40 years later the Maxalto Milano brand is still at the forefront of high quality design, all thanks to the crucial understanding between designers and manufacturers that was established back then.
In the production of Maxalto sofas, craftsmanship meets technology giving life to furniture with an distinguished appeal, built with exclusive materials and unique details.
Today the company, part of the B&B Italia group, remains the undisputed leader in furniture design excellence, by creating a perfect balance between modernity and tradition, features exemplified by the Febo collection and the Omnia sofa by Antonio Citterio. No less important are the rich collection of Maxalto tables and Maxalto beds.
Maxalto sofas, furniture with an essence of sophistication
Maxalto is a Venetian company whose name, derived from the local dialect, embodies the principle of quality displayed throughout the entire firm. Nomen omen some might say! Thanks to the creative genius of Afra and Tobia Scarpa, the production of Maxalto sofas emerged from anonymity and distinguished itself immediately amongst the many brands of Italian design. Their strategy was to focus on countertrend materials such as wood. Indeed, amid the boom of plastic production, the decision to continue manufacturing in wood was non-conforming and authentic. They made sure all their creations were completed and refined by the hands of artisans. Their wooden collection and, consequently, design in general, encountered a turning point when their Damasco series was released, radically changing the image of wood furniture. In the Damasco collection of chairs and armchairs the supporting structure is made of walnut wood veneer slats assembled together through finger jointing. The back and the seat are decorated with parts made of carved wood.
The pieces of the Maxalto sofas collection, designed since 1993 by Antonio Citterio, are characterised by a graceful balance between elegance and attention to detail. The surroundings created by Maxalto furniture have a classy and retro look, but are always coupled with exceptionally modern elements. This unique style vaguely recalls the allure of our french neighbours.
The Maxalto Milano atelier produces sophisticated handmade pieces of furniture, and the possibility of personalisation of each product is one of the company’s strengths. For every product, size, finish, colour, padding and upholstery can be custom-made according to the specific project. Every request can be met: the primary objective of the Maxalto artisans is their clients’ satisfaction, to ensure they will treasure their piece of furniture today and in the future.
Febo is one of the most acclaimed Maxalto sofas. It is an elegant product characterised by classic and elegant features. Febo is available in two dimensions and can be made in leather or fabric, both available in a variety of colours. The uniqueness of this sofa is the single cushion that covers the seat in its entire length. Furthermore, the sofa eliminates the armrests and replaces them with an elongated backrest that wraps around the sides, ensuring maximum comfort.
Maxalto tables: enter the world of Maxalto and find the right table for you!
The Maxalto tables are high quality artisanal products that can be personalised by choosing different shapes and materials.The materials used by the atelier are: solid wood, marble, different wood species, lacquers and durmast. The shape of a table can be chosen according to personal taste and to suit each room. They can be rectangular, square, oval or round.
One of the finest models of the Maxalto tables collection is Recipio’14, designed by Antonio Citterio in 2014. Born as a bedside table, today Recipio has been redesigned for a number of different functions becoming one of the most adaptable of tables: it can be a study desk, a dining room table or a console table.