Antonio Citterio was born in Meda, Italy in 1950 and currently works and lives in Milan. He is a widely recognised Italian architect, furniture designer and industrial designer. Antonio studied architecture at the Milan Polytecnico university and graduated in 1975 with a degree in architecture. In 1972 he opened his own studio and began working as a designer and consultant in the field of industrial design and architecture. Over time he has collaborated with many significant design manufactures such as Ansorg, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos,
Hackmann, Inda, Pozzie, Ginori, Kartell, Arclinea and Vitra.
In 1987-1996 Antonio Citerro began working in association with Terry Dwan. As partners they designed many buildings throughout Europe and Japan. There most significant design projects included the redesign of a block in the historical centre of Seregno, the Habitat store in London, an industrial plant for virtue in Germany and for Antonio Fusco in Milan and lastly the espirit headquarters in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Milan.
Antonio Citterio was a teacher at the Domus Academy in Milan in 1990, at the Universita’ la Sapienza in Rome in 1997 and at the Architecture Academy in Mendrisio. In 1999 Patricia Viel and Antonio CItterio founded the multidisciplinary office Antonio Citterio and Partners in Milan. At the same time he also taught architecture at the Universita della Svizzera Italiana. Throughout Antonio Citterio’s life he has won many prizes for his outstanding design talent. He was awarded the prestigious Compasso d’Oro in 1987 and 1995 and his designs are a
part of the centre di pompidou collection in Paris and the moms permanent collection.