The AC Executive Desk by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia

As we've seen in earlier posts (Ray and Jean Armchairs, Unix Chair, and the Suita Sofa), designer Antonio Citterio has a tendency for the essential. This is to say that once he takes on a design challenge he inhabits the notion (and the product) with a fidelity seldom seen. So when he set out to design an office suite-and with no little measure of pride and self confidence-he chose the name "Executive." The moniker is well chosen to say the least, for the Executive Collection for B&B Italia embodies all that is impressive about "The Big Boss."

AC Executive Desk. Designed by Antonio Citterio. Manufactured by B&B Italia.

The Executive Desk by B&B Italia References Classic Mid Century Modern

AC Executive Desk. Designed by Antonio Citterio. Manufactured by B&B Italia.

Citterio's Executive is not constrained to a single desk, though the AC Executive Desk could be construed as the show-stopper among this full suite of storage units, bookcases, and tables. The long, lean, supple AC Executive Desk is constructed of ebony and oak veneers-an arresting palette that's high on style and even higher on the authority quotient.

The AC Executive Desk by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia

Not that all executives must act like them, but the AC Executive Desk lets you have it both ways. The piece is large and formidable, but it also has copious quantities of negative space, creating an overall aesthetic that's impressive without being overbearing: classic and cool, yet definitely all business.

AC Executive Desk. Designed by Antonio Citterio. Manufactured by B&B Italia.

Other features of the accompanying pieces in Citterio's Executive Line include integrated cable grommets for tabletops; lockable drawers in the storage units; and optional wardrobe elements for coats, umbrellas, and other assorted accoutrements of high powered execs.

AC Executive Desk. Designed by Antonio Citterio. Manufactured by B&B Italia.

About the Manufacturer: Since 1966, B&B Italia has manufactured luxury goods for residential interiors and exteriors, as well as products for the contract market. Known for their routine collaborations with iconic designers like Gaetano Pesce, Patricia Urquiola, Zaha Hadid, and Antonio Citterio, B&B Italia has a stellar reputation in the industry-their trademark synthesis of innovation and classical craftsmanship has garnered no less than four Compasso d'oro prizes.

Posted December 13, 2011 by Joseph Starr

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