Innovative. If there were one word to describe the Maxalto Collection, it would be innovative. Though, honestly, there are a lot more words that could aptly describe the furniture-turned-art: — ambitious, painstakingly detailed, elegant, and more.
1975, Italy is where it all began, between B&B Italia and a designer from Milan named Antonio Citterio. Citterio is known throughout design circles as uncompromising in his pursuit of beauty and craftsmanship. He is joined by designer Naoto Fukaswa, who takes on an interesting approach that he claims is “without thought,” a direct contrast to Citterio’s attentive style. With the collision of these two minds, magic has been made, and more importantly, that magic has recently been made easily available to Austinites.
B&B Italia is celebrating its 50 year anniversary this year, and Texas has been roped into the excitement with the opening of the Austin showroom, which features many of the best pieces from their expansive collection, including Amoenus, a range of chairs with a strong personality offering great comfort. The linear sofa offers a deep, padded seat with down. The corner or chaise version is marked by a sizeable and enveloping backrest-armrest. The circular and rotating sofa can be used as a mid-room highlight piece. All of them include a bottom trim of bright brushed extruded aluminium. As a possible match, the revolving armchair with curved backrest.
A personal favorite, would have to be the Alcova bed. This classic canopy bed in a modern interpretation is suitable to be positioned mid-room, it’s headboard made of leather or fabric. The bed rests on a platform which is large enough to position a storage element with an open compartment and a drawer at the foot of the bed. But don’t just take our word for it. Their showroom at 1009 6th Street, Suite 120 will take your breath away.
Word on the street is that there are plans to open a Dallas showroom soon, so keep your fingers crossed.