AC Executive, an upscale casegoods line designed by Antonio Citterio to celebrate the beauty and elegance of wood in the executive office, is available from Teknion Studio through its partnership with legendary Italian furniture manufacturer B&B Italia. The partnership includes a license to manufacture the AC Executive line for distribution in the North American market. The affinity of Teknion and B&B Italia arises through shared values and a congenial philosophy and sense of purpose. Both are privately owned companies founded by far-sighted individuals and piloted by family members who view their business enterprise as a personal passion.
The AC Executive line was first introduced in 2007, in response to the needs of a client, working with an architectural firm in London, that couldn’t find what it was looking for in the existing B&B Italia line. As a last resort, B&B pulled images of dining tables and book cases from one of its residential projects in Milan. The client loved it, and so AC Executive was born. Citterio’s vision was all about bringing Maxalto, and its persona, into the office. It’s high end residential gone corporate.
Manufactured by Teknion in a state of the art facility in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, B&B Italia’s AC Executive line defines the intersection of high end residential design and corporate haute couture . AC Executive brings modern technology into the executive space, yet hides it in such a way as to insinuate that each element is a one-of-a-kind piece of freestanding furniture. These pieces are referred to as “antiques of the future”. As B&B Italia likes to say, “We make beautiful furniture for the office, we don’t make office furniture”.