Antonio Citterio ( b.1950 ) is a leading Italian architect and interior designer, furniture and industrial designer. Citterio explored the possibilities of new materials and technologies rather than aligning himself with New Design’s more fashionable aesthetics. Citterio has designed for several leading manufacturers, including B&B Italia, Kartell, Flos and Vitra, and his work and outlook are well-known internationally.
He graduated in architecture in 1975, establishing a furniture studio with industrial designer Paolo Nava in 1972.
He also worked on the following furniture designs;
- (1978) for Flexform (established in 1959),
- kitchen design (1980) for Boffi (established in 1947),
- Showroom (1982) and sofa City (1985) for B&B Italia.
In 1987, he collaborated professionally with Glen Oliver Löw, with both designers working on Kartell’s Mobile Storage System (1994), which won the Compasso d’Oro award in 1995 and became part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Citterio also collaborated with Löw on several Vitra office furniture design systems.
Citterio was awarded the “Compasso d’Oro” award in 1987 and 1994. From 2006 to 2016, he was a Professor of Architectural Design at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (Switzerland). In 2008, he was awarded the title of “Honorary Royal Designer for Industry” by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce of London.
Sample of Works
Wikipedia contributors. (2020, October 18). Antonio Citterio. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 09:48, January 25, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Antonio_Citterio&oldid=984110301
Woodham, J. Citterio, Antonio. In A Dictionary of Modern Design. : Oxford University Press. Retrieved 25 Jan. 2021
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