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Antonio Citterio

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Antonio Citterio

*  1950 Meda/Italien

Antonio Citterio took his diploma in architecture at Milan Polytechnic in 1972 and opened a practice that year in Lissone with Paolo Nava. As an industrial designer, Antonio Citterio worked for prestigious firms such as B&B Italia, Flexform, Hansgrohe, Iittala, JCDecaux, and Kartell. Antonio Citterio also designed office furniture for Vitra and Hermann Miller as well as numerous lamps for Ansorg, Flos, Belux, and Artemide. In 1986 Antonio Citterio designed the "Sity" sofa for B&B Italia and, in 1990, he collaborated with the designer Glen Oliver Löw on the "Antonio Citterio Collection", a line in office chairs for Vitra. These office chairs ensured anatomically correct posture without obstructing freedom of movement. In 1994 Antonio Citterio designed "Mobile", a mobile container, for Kartell; made of translucent plastic, "Mobile" caused a stir at the time as an exciting innovation. Antonio Citterio's designs are orientated toward the newest technologies and materials yet are timeless. In 1979 and again in 1987 Antonio Citterio was awared the coveted Compasso d'Oro. From 1981 Antonio Citterio also worked as an architect and interior decorator. From 1987 until 1996 he ran a practice with his wife, Terry Dwan. In 1999 the new practice, Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel and Partners, was launched in Milan. Antonio Citterio has designed numerous flagship stores, including for Cerruti (Milan 1996, New York 1999), Emanuel Ungaro (Paris 1999), Stefanel (Milan 2000), Zegna Sport (Los Angeles 2000), and Valentino (Milan 2001).