Caratos by Maxalto
“This product is absolutely contemporary, but recalls the memory of some twentieth century objects…”
Caratos is distinguished by the elegance of its basic, geometric frame made of graphite painted or amber painted die-cast aluminium echoing the idea of bronze. The seat and back use structural panels of plastic material placed on a polyurethane layer, then covered with leather giving it the look of saddlery. Its lightness of design is reflected in its function as the Caratos is light and easy to handle.
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Design: Antonio Citterio
Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950, started his design office in 1972, and graduated in architecture at the Milan Polytechnic in 1975.
Between 1987 and 1996 he worked in association with Terry Dwan and, together, they designed buildings in Europe and Japan.
In 2000, with Patricia Viel, he founded a practice for architecture and interior design, developing international complex long-term projects, at all scales and in synergy with a qualified network of specialist consultants.
Antonio Citterio currently works in the industrial design sector with Italian and foreign companies such as Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Hermès, Iittala, Kartell, Maxalto, Sanitec (Geberit Group), Technogym and Vitra.
In 1987 and in 1994 Antonio Citterio he was awarded the Compasso d’Oro-ADI. Since 2006 he has been full professor of Architectural Design at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture (Switzerland). In 2008 he was honoured by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce of London, which gave him the title of Royal Designer for Industry.