Antonio Citterio

Arclinea reference designer since 1986, the architect Antonio Citterio has coordinated the collection, image and evolution of Arclinea corporate identity since 1998.
The initial project "Italia"(1988) was followed by Mediterranea, Florida, Ginger, Artusi and 2002 Convivium with which Citterio rethinks the ideaof elements for the kitchen. Ever smaller spaces can be countered with living kitchens that integrate the table with the central working island. Collaboration between the company and Citterio became even more intense and gained a new slant in 2006, with the birth of the Arclinea Trading Campus: the objective was to spread the culture of design and convey Antonio Citterio's planning, style and aesthetic concepts to the entire sales network.
Over the years complete design process management has been developed and put in place. A strict formal and functional approach to the product has led to the most complex definition of space, with the realisation of innovative solutions for kitchens synchronised, aiming to improve quality of life: from ergonomics to well-being via emotion.

Biography

Antonio Citterio was born in Meda (Milan) in 1950 and graduated in architecture in Milan at Politecnico. Since 1972 he has worked in the field of the industrial design. In 1999 "Antonio Citterio and Partners" was founded in Milan by Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel as a multidisciplinary practice. The firm operates in the fields of product design, architectural and interior design (in both the private and public sectors), space planning, retail and showroom design, corporate image and location design.

Today he works for many companies, amongst them Albatros - Sanitec Group, Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, Aubrilam, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Fusital, Guzzini, Iittala, Inda, Kartell, Maxalto, Metalco, Pozzi Ginori - Sanitec Group, Simon Urmet, Skantherm, Tre Più, Vitra, Wall. Amongs the most recent projects: "Palazzo Comunale di Clusone",, headquarter of GlaxoSmithkline in Verona, residential units in Villasimius and Basel, Bulgari Resort in Bali, Showroom Aspesi in Milan, Michele Arboreto Square in Rozzano. In January 2007 Antonio Citterio & Partners obtains the Certification UNI EN ISO 9001:2000. Editorials: Antonio Citterio Industrial Design (Electa) and Antonio Citterio (Edilstampa). Since 2006 A.C. has been an Adjunct Professor of Design at the Academy of Architecture of the University of Italian Switzerland (Università della Svizzera Italiana).