(Meda, 1950)

Antonio Citterio: portrait

He was born in Meda (italy) in 1950.
He graduated in architecture from Milan Polytechnic and opened his studio in 1972 mainly focusing on industrial design.
He currently works for Italian and foreign companies such as Albatros-Sanitec Group, B&B Italia, Guzzini, Kartell, Pozzi Ginori-Sanitec Group and Vitra.
In 1981 he started his architectural and interior design business.
Between 1987 and 1996 he worked in association with Terry Dwan and, together, they created buildings in Europe and Japan. Among his most significant works we can find Esprit headquarters in Amsterdam, Antwerp in Milan, industrial plants for Vitra (Germany) and for Antonio Fusco (Milan).
In 1999 "Antonio Citterio and Partners" was founded by Citterio and Patricia Viel, a multidisciplinary studio for architectural design, industrial design and graphics.
In 2000 the new headquarters opened in Milan and in the same year new offices were opened in Hamburg.
He projected Resorts, hotels and private houses.
From 1999 to 2002 and in 2005 Antonio Citterio taught at the Academy of Architecture of the University of Mendrisio Italian Switzerland at Domus Academy of Milan from 1990 until 1992 and at La Sapienza University of Rome in 1997. He has been the external examiner for the Furniture Design Course of Royal College of London from 1993 until 1995.
One of the acknowledgements obtained was the Compasso d'Oro in 1987 and 1995.
The products "Mobil" and "Battista" designed for Kartell are exhibited in the design permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. "Mobil", "Battista", "Dolly", "Gastone" and "Oxo" are exhibited in the permanent collection of the Pompidou Centre in Paris.
He took part in a great number of international competitions and in 2004 together with other designers, he won the competition for new ideas for the functional arrangement, street furniture and security systems of Molo Guardiano sud / Marina di Ravenna, which was presented on the occasion of the 9th International Exhibition of Architecture of the Biennale of Venice, section "Towns on Water".
In 2005 he has been invited to participate to the competition "A bench for Milan"; he won the competition for the hotel for the Hafencity requalification project in Hamburg; he has been selected to take part in the competition for the new hotel building for the new fair complex Rho-Pero as well as in the competition for the re-qualification of the lake of Como waterfront in Lezzeno.
Citterio currently lives and works in Milan.