Claudio Silvestrin was born in 1954 in Zurich and trained in Milan under designer and architect Angiolo Giuseppe Fronzoni and in London at the Architectural Association. A naturalised British Italian, between 1986 and 1988, he worked with John Pawson before opening Claudio Silvestrin Architects in 1989 in London and Milan (since 2006). Claudio Silvestrin’s work has an international character. It ranges from architectural projects to interiors for homes and resorts, art galleries, museums, restaurants, hotels, and luxury shops as well as furniture design.
His austere and minimalist style translates into spaces and objects characterised by elegance, essentiality and particular attention to technical, aesthetic and functional details. Silvestrin has often stated that, from an early age, he followed his artistic propensities, focusing on nature. Today, Claudio Silvestrin is recognised as one of the most important Italian minimalist architects.