- Antonio Citterio
Antonio Citterio (b. 1950) is an Italian designer and architect who is renowned internationally. He graduated in architecture from the Milan Polytechnic and since 1972 has worked for many leading manufacturers such as B&B Italia, Kartell, Vitra and Iittala.
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 the restyling of a block in the historical centre of Seregno, Esprit headquarters in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Milan, industrial plants for Vitra, in Germany, and for Antonio Fusco, in Milan. He has also been engaged in architectural works dealing with construction projects and interiors both in Italy and abroad. He holds lectures and conferences all over the world and his work has been extensively exhibited and published. For Iittala he has designed, together with Glen Oliver Löw, the Citterio 98 cutlery in 1998 and the utensils for the kitchen Collective Tools in 2000. Antonio Citterio has won many prizes, among which the prestigious Compasso d’Oro in 1987 and 1995. His products are part of the MoMA permanent collection and of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.