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, all scales and in synergy with a qualified network of specialist consultants. Among the several typologies of projects realized are: urban plans, residential and commercial complexes, industrial establishments, conservative restructuring of public buildings and planning of spaces for work, offices, showrooms and hotels. The firm is also active in the sector of corporate communication and implements projects for temporary events and exhibitions.
Recent projects include: Ermenegildo Zegna Group’s new corporate headquarters in Milan; Bulgari Hotels in Milan and Bali; the Cascina Merlata development in Milan; residential buildings in Milan and Singapore and the conversion of the former Post Office Building in Milan into a major office complex. The studio has always participated in numerous national and international tenders and has a UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 certification. The W Hotel in Saint Petersburg was opened in 2011, while the Bulgari Hotel in London and a private villa in Japan are in the final construction stages and will be completed later this year, along with Technogym new headquarters in Cesena, Italy (factory, offices, forum).
Antonio Citterio is currently working in the industrial design sector with Italian and foreign companies such as Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor Hansgrohe, Aubrilam, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Fusital, Guzzini, Iittala, Inda, Kartell, Maxalto, Sanitec Group Pozzi Ginori, Simon Urmet, 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 the jury for the Mies van der Rohe Award selected the design “Daycare for the GlaxoSmithKline Campus” for inclusion in the catalogue and traveling exhibition. In July of the same year, Skira published the monograph “Antonio Citterio. Architettura e Design.” In 1987 and in 1995 Antonio Citterio received the Compasso d’Oro ADI award. 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, and became part of the Italian Design Council established by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Environmental Conservation. In September 2009 the studio changed its name to “Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners.