Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950, started his design office in 1972, and graduated in architecture at the Milan Polytechnic in 1975. Between 1987 and 1996 he worked in association with Terry Dwan and, together, they created buildings in Europe and Japan.
In 1999, with Patricia Viel, he founded “Antonio Citterio and Partners.” The studio operates at international level developing complex long-term projects with a network of specialist consultants. Antonio is currently working in the industrial design sector with Italian and foreign companies such as Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Fusital, Hermès, Iittala, Kartell, Maxalto, Sanitec Group – Pozzi Ginori, Technogym, Tre Più and Vitra.
In 2004 Electa published the monograph “Antonio Citterio Industrial design” and in 2005, Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi’s monograph “Antonio Citterio” was published by Edilstampa. In 2007 Skira published the monograph “Antonio Citterio. Architettura e Design.” In 1987 and in 1994 Antonio Citterio received the Compasso d’Oro-ADI award and since 2006 he has been an architectural design instructor at the Università della Svizzera Italiana, Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio.
In 2008 he was honored by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce of London, which gave him the title of Royal Designer for Industry. In September 2009 the studio changed its name to “Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners”.