Born and raised on the idea of Piero Ambrogio Busnelli and Afra & Tobia Scarpa with the work of Antonio Citterio, the Maxalto furniture has reached the point of embodying a catalog of modern neo-classics. Modern because it is ideally linked to the visions of the most libertarian masters like Jean-Michel Frank concerning the excessive rigor of Le Corbusier or Mies van der Rohe. Neo-classics because their forms and finishes are filtered by the contemporary perspective of an Italian architect.Maxalto by Collectional DubaiThe cultural roots are essential, and the humanistic orientation of the designer is essential to approach the various scales with the same artful intelligence. While he designs the construction of brand new buildings, infrastructures, or entire skyscrapers, Antonio Citterio is well aware of the fact that in interiors, for many reasons, the forms and types of furnishings constantly change more slowly, without radical breaks with the past. The home and its traditional spaces – living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms – return to their status as a nucleus of social interaction, with some significant differences. In those same spaces, also thanks to an exceptional acceleration of technology, it is now possible to have both personal and electronic communication: to have a dialogue over great distances, to interact with sophisticated devices, or to rediscover the dimension of play, enjoyment, and conversation. In this domestic scene that is undoubtedly more complex than in the past, Maxalto’s idea of classic modernism (or a modern classicism) conserves its value in the existing models; but the latest products for 2020 designed by Antonio Citterio, like the entire corporate system that lies behind and around them, organically evolve to the point of revealing a project of interior culture updated to adapt to the changes in our lifestyles.