Maxalto‘s story commenced in 1975, and is closely related with architects Afra and Tobia Scarpa. The home furnishings they conceived were soon acknowledged as the landmark of Italian design. A collection of precious wood furniture entirely “made in Italy.” In the age of plastic, when enthusiasm suggested other experimentation modes, the decision to use wood was both extremely daring and outside the lines.
The search for iconic objects merges with the intention to design a modern room. A style that combines geometrical simplification of shapes with highly refined, subtly concealed, production quality.
And it is all achieved by recovering, or inventing, the production methods typical of expert craftsmanship.