Maxalto was established in 1975, its collection includes products with shapes drawing inspiration from the typologies and styles of French design between the two World Wars. Maxalto is a line of interior furnishings designed and coordinated by Antonio Citterio only. Maxalto is often sold within B&B Italia stores but has in the last decade established itself more and more as its own brand. The first standalone Maxalto store opened in Paris, France. In 2008 the first monobrand store in the US opened in Chicago, Illinois, followed soon after by Miami, Florida. While Antonio Citterio’s Maxalto branch is known for its more classic and traditional inspirations, his B&B Italia branch involves the style of modern, contemporary design.