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Stratos, a modern classic.

A multi-faceted seat inspired by Italian automotive design, a project by the Hannes Wettstein Studio. A product which is smartly modern and at the same time classic, with shapes based on solid and natural geometries.

Sustainable, recyclable, but also worthy of being passed down through time, with universally comprehensible colour qualities, Stratos is suitable for the most varied situations, both private and public.

Discover more about Stratos: StratosStratos MStratos MH and Stratos Lounge.

Offset Table

While working at a desk, we noticed that we tend to separate the working area into two parts: a more organised part for working and a less organised part for keeping items we only use occasionally. We thought that marking the boundary between these two areas could help us to be better organised and, at the same time, more productive. So, we created a physical gap. We assumed that this line would help us to organise the working surface, separating active and inactive areas, making us be more orderly. At this point, other questions arose: can this line help those who share the area to divide the work area, limiting while allowing communication? By connecting a series of accessories to this gap, could we see an increase in productivity? Can this line help us to organise the cable mess we often have at the work table? Can this line be the centerpiece of the table where the legs are joined to the surface? Can this line make a table versatile in order to respond to our spatial needs? A table which can easily be assembled and disassembled? Can this line allow for different table size configurations in the same legs?
Offset is our answer.

Maxdesign at Maison & Objet 2018

Maxdesign at M&O 2018

The January edition of the world’s biggest home and interior trade fair, Maison et Objet, has just come to a close. It has confirmed the event as a perfect place to discover what is currently going on in the world of design, interior decorations and lifestyle. A unique international trade fair, both for exhibitors and visitors. A muse for the industry itself, that showcases inspiring experiences, trends and awards.

A special thanks goes to our visitors who stopped by to have a look at our latest collections, it was wonderful to see so many of you here.

We look forward to welcome you to Milan during the annual Design Week. See you at Salone del Mobile, April 17-22 2018, definitely something not to be missed.



by Christoph Jenni

Baba is both simple and cheerful. It comprises three simple elements freely combinable to achieve various functions. Depending on the height and finish of the top, leg and base surface, Baba may be used as a weatherproof bistro table, a colourful club table, or an elegant coffee table. Designed for meeting and dining areas in both home and office environments, for a sleek and elegant effect. The clean lines and refined aesthetics make it perfect for small conference rooms for business meetings as well as or sophisticated, minimalist rooms.

Salone del Mobile di Milano Maxdesign

Maxdesign | Salone internazionale del Mobile

We are at Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

Maxdesign will be in Milan for the 57th edition of the famous furniture fair to present our collection and share our vision and experience of design.

We will launch another brand new collaboration with the Christoph Jenni: new materials, colors and upholesteries

Come by and visit our booth: PAV 10 Hall D 16

See you tomorrow!

Opening hours:

Tuesday 12-20

Wednesday & Thursday 9-20

Friday & Saturday 9-18

Sunday 9-16


Stratos MH

by Studio Hannes Wettstein

Stratos M and MH multiply the destinations of use and demonstrate the versatility of a successful project. The seats and the extreme variety of upholstery offer an unquestionable comfort, which enables new Stratos Lounge variations to be inserted into many different types of environment, contemporary or classic, public or private.


Appia Work

by Christoph Jenni

Appia Work is designed exclusively and specifically for the working areas The frame, as with all Appia chairs, is in die cast aluminium, an amazing, durable and fully recyclable material that provides lightness, strength and stability. with and without armrests, for use alone or in groups, available with two different bases: a 4-spoke trestle with feet or wheels, and a 5-spoke base with wheels and a gas-lift height adjustment mechanism.

Supertime 2017: Maxdesign x Salone del Mobile

Super Time: Borders

Human beings constantly interact with the surroundings, with the space they live and spend time in. Our behavior and our thinking are deeply influenced by structure and elements around us.

In the same way each person modifies and shapes a nude place to turn it into an environment where inspiration, knowledge and senses find a fertile terrain. The more versatile an habitat is the more dynamic a mind can be. The symbolism behind every single elements becomes part of our daily routine and conditions the essence of our activities. Is the environment worth it? Are we shaping a versatile and harmonic dimension around us?


Ferragamo spa uffici Osmannoro

The Appia seats furnish the entire building housing the new Salvatore Ferragamo offices in Osmannoro, in the province of Florence, opened in late July as an extension of the fashion house’s historic headquarters.
The Appia seats used in the reception area, offices, meeting rooms and conference room all come with armrests and a black powder-coated aluminium frame. The seat and backrest are in black oak plywood.
Designed by the Swiss designer Christoph Jenni, the Appia seats stem from an experimentation with advanced technologies. Frame is made of aluminium, a durable and fully recyclable material.
Special attention has been paid to environmental sustainability in constructing and furnishing the new building, which is already on its way to obtaining the Leed Platinum certification – the highest sustainability standard for buildings.



by Christoph Jenni

The new collection of multipurpose Appia chairs, is characterised by experimentation with advanced technologies on a high performing material such as aluminium. With or without armrests, for use alone or in groups, in private or in shared spaces, indoors or outdoors, Appia adapts to the most diverse situations.



by Studio Hannes Wettstein

Inspired by Italian automotive design, Stratos is based on perfect geometries that create its characteristic multi-faceted shape. This aesthetic peculiarity together with the variety of colors and upholsteries, reflects also on its functionality and versatility. Stratos is suitable for the most varied situations, modern and at the same time classic, both private and public



by Marco Maran

The unique curved connection between seat and back, along with a large range of finishes, colours and accessories, lend Ricciolina elegance, flexibility and ergonomic comfort. These characteristics make it a chair suitable for the most diverse situations and requirements, in homes or restaurants, from home office to contract


So Happy

by Marco Maran

The seat and the back of this chair join to trace a smile. So happy fits the image of a cheerful and enjoyable home, made even more evocative by the many possibilities of colour and covering combinations, which allow for personalization of every type of setting



by Hannes Wettstein

Particularly suitable for outdoor use thanks to its characteristic drain hole, Tototo is an easily stackable single-shell chair. The sides and back are designed to show part of the seat, lending it a sensuous and elegant shape



by Hannes Wettstein

Zed owes its name to the unique Z shape of the armrest joining the seat and back in a design attentive to appearance and comfort. Versatile in its finishes, this seat is the ideal solution, both for home and for contract applications



by Studio Hannes Wettstein

The shape of this easy chair is determined by inclined parallel lines that define its volume with a simple and elegant outline. Solidity and excellent comfort from its soft padding make Dininho appropriate for contract solutions



by Christoph Jenni

The comfort afforded by Betty is no coincidence: the shape of the padding
evokes the softness of a cushion. Indeed, Betty’s appeal lies in the ability to
combine cushion-like shapes in a single uniform structure



by Hannes Wettstein

Dino owes its particularity to the deep back, with its volume creating
a pleasant distance from the surrounding space. The softness of the padding and
its generous size infuse a relaxing sensation


So Happy Lounge

by Marco Maran

The So Happy Collection offers another unique smile, especially designed
for lounges and waiting areas. The So Happy lounge takes on a new dimension whilst
maintaining its distinctive personality. This upholstered chair is perfect for homes
and public areas alike and guarantees blissful comfort



by Christoph Jenni

Baba is both simple and cheerful. It comprises three simple elements freely
combinable to achieve various functions. Depending on the height and finish
of the top, leg and base surface, Baba may be used as a weatherproof bistro table,
a colourful club table, or an elegant coffee table



by Studio Hannes Wettstein

With its attractive tripod base and available on two heights, Pic can be
provided with a small table top or tray top that makes it a versatile accessory in
a lounge, living room and waiting room


Offset Table

by Tomás Alonso

The main feature of the Offset table is having the surface divided lengthwise
in two, allowing for a more effective management of the workspace. The gap
separating the two sections may be used to manage cables, as well as a support
for lamps, separators, and various other accessories, turning a shared table
into a fully-fledged workspace



by Hannes Wettstein

A collection of greatly adaptable tables, thanks to the variety of shapes
and finishes available. Plato meets the most diverse requirements of domestic and
contract areas. Perfect in combinations with Dino, Dininho and Zed, with which it
shares the same aesthetic structure, and it easily fits in with a range of other


Offset Shelf

by Tomás Alonso

The Offset shelving system is not only visually and conceptually connected
with the Offset table, but also has a multiple functionality of its own. This modular
shelving system with various combination possibilities may be used either as an
office unit or as a home sideboard


Studio Hannes Wettstein

Hannes Wettstein (1958-2008) was a renowned Swiss designer. After Wettstein’s death architect and designer Stephan Hürlemann continued the agency in collaboration with a collective of designers. Studio Hannes Wettstein designed various successful products for Maxdesign. The Zurich company was renamed Hürlemann in 2016 when Stephan Hürlemann had emerged as its creative head.

Hannes Wettstein

Hannes Wettstein was one of the most innovative and influential designers of Switzerland. His background alone did not follow a standard pattern: born in 1958, Wettstein completed an apprenticeship as a structural engineering draughtsman and then trained himself as a designer and architect. Technology transfer from design resistant fields, years of scientific work on an idea or a material and a fine sense of brand quality Hannes Wettstein shape a world in which he sought to comprehend the essence of things that surrounded him. Pure, unspectacular, functional design was the stamp of his lights and furniture. Again and again he returned to sleek form and classic modern lines. These suited his vision of the world and society in that, even before his time, he knew that only self-evident design can be endurable. Hannes Wettstein designed elegant and perfect objects for daily use that maintained their identity and remained timeless even in the changing flow of fashion. Also in room design he created archetypes: complete and sensitive solutions for specific locations, interior fittings or set designs. The comprehensive way in which he helped designed the world lives on today in the company he founded in 1991, Studio Hannes Wettstein.

Marco Maran

Born in Siena in 1963, the design of Marco Maran is the result of a research, synthesis and improvement of the idea. He works with several leading companies of the design and participates in national and international exhibitions. For many of his projects receives awards and prizes: first prize at competition Young & Design 1995 with the chair Sinué. Second prize at competition Young & Design 1996 with the design Zip. The International Prize 1997 Grandesign Award and 1997 IIDA Product Design Achievement Awards with the project Chiacchiera. In 2003 he wins the GOOD DESIGN Award of Chicago with the So Happy and in the 2004 in occasion of the SIDIM Montreal, wins the first prize with So Happy and Nuda & Cruda. In 2005 with the X3 chair wins the Catas award for most innovative chair. In 2006 he wins the GOOD DESIGN Award of Tokyo with Ricciolina and So Happy. In 2006 the project Body to Body is selected for ADI DESIGN INDEX. In 2008 he wins the GOOD DESIGN Award of Chicago with the Body to Body and the International Award 2008 with the project Grandesign Lovely.


Christoph Jenni

Christoph Jenni was born in 1976 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , the as a son of Swiss immigrants. After moving to Switzerland, he studied industrial design at FHNW in Aarau. Until 2010, he was a furniture designer at Studio Hannes Wettstein in Zürich, before opening his own studio in Aarau. Christoph describes his work as a synthesis of his Brazilian heritage and Swiss education, combined with the acribic an formally calm experience he made while working for Hannes Wettstein.


Tomás Alonso

Tomás Alonso has been travelling since the age of 19 to pursue his career as a designer. He has been living, studying and working in the USA, Italy and Australia before moving to London to complete a MA at the Royal College of Art. In 2006 he co-founded the design collective OKAYstudio with 5 other recent graduates from the RCA. His work has been widely published and exhibited, from the Design Museum, Aram gallery or Whitechapel Gallery in London to exhibitions in Italy, Spain, France, Canada, Japan. He has been recently included in the permanent collection of the Design Museum in London. He has also received numerous international awards including the First prize in the Promosedia International Design Competition 2008 with his chair No.7 His practice is based in Stoke Newington, North East London, alongside the activities of the collective his work specialises in furniture, product, lighting, interior and exhibition design. He combines his research and commercial design work with occasional teaching and workshops; most recently he has been teaching the product design Master course at ÉCAL in Lausanne, Switzerland. There is a strong human influence in Tomás’ work. He is interested in the relationship we have with objects and how these objects relate to us and other things around us. He also experiments with different materials to make the most of their properties to find new ways to create structure.