“Catifa (Catalan for rug) encapsulates, in one word, maximum comfort with the slightest gesture. This chair is extremely light and it synthesises many references in a very fluid way. We feel a particular fondness for this project because it harmoniously brings together all the values that interest us. It is a project of synthesis where formal austerity is achieved through the reduction of the superfluous, but without renouncing sensuality. Created with sophisticated technology, but without making a display of it, this design is timeless and universal. In 2000 the first version of Catifa was launched and is today considered a design classic; the six collections that now comprise the Catifa family are in continuous development. All are characterized by their capacity to adapt easily to the most varied ambiences without sacrificing their identity.”

Product design: Lievore Altherr Molina
Creative direction: Lievore Altherr Molina
Project manager: Jeannette Altherr

Graphic Design: 2x4
Photography: Scheltens & Abbenes,
Marco Covi, Adrià Cañameras,
Mark Mahoney


— 2017 Finalist in "Seating" category of HD Awards
— 2016 Finalist Best of Year Awards for Catifa 46
— 2016 Interior Design Magazine’s HiP Honoree Award, USA for Catifa 46
— 2015 IF Product Design Award, Germany for Catifa Sensit
— 2010 The Office Award: Gold award in category "public chair" for Catifa 46
— 2010 Interior Innovation Award: Best of The Best category "Classic Innovation" for Catifa 53
— 2010 ICFF Editors Awards, USA, for Catifa 80
— 2010 ICFF Editors Awards, USA for Catifa 46
— 2010 Award Winner, 50 Jahre md. Jubiläaums
— 2010 "New Classic" prize, Schöner Wohnen New Classics for Catifa 53 and 46
— 2009 Design Week UK Award shortlisted for Catifa 60
— 2007 IF Product Design Award, Germany for Catifa 70
— 2007 IF Product Design Award, Germany for Catifa 80
— 2006 IF Product Design Gold Award, Germany for Catifa 53
— 2006 IF Product Design Gold Award, Red dot Design Award, Germany for Catifa 53
— 2005 Design Week Award, UK for Catifa 46
— 2004 MD International Magazine of Design “50 years”award, Germany for Catifa 53
— 2003 Delta de Plata ADI-FAD, Spain for Catifa 53
— 2002 FX International Interior Design Award UK “Best Leisure Product” for Catifa 53