With a forceful synergic relationship between design and production, FLEXFORM has a long
history of fertile interaction with more than one generation of great designers. Since the 1960s the company has worked with outstanding talents: Asnago-Vender, Sergio Asti, Cini Boeri, Joe Colombo, Paolo Nava, Rodolfo Bonetto, William Lansing Plumb, Gigi Radice, Guido Rosati, Carlo Colombo, Giulio Manzoni.
Of all the names, however, for forty years Antonio Citterio has been the designer who has contributed most to write the history of the firm and to translate its values into objects, coordinating all the collections. An architect, director, deus ex machina, Citterio is the designer who has given a soul to the product. With a design approach that starts with
study of the space that surrounds objects, and of the architecture in which that space is inserted, Antonio Citterio has an overall project vision ranging from the large to the small scale. As a designer he reasons in terms of product families, not individual items. Today he is a precious counterpart, in dialogue with the ongoing enlightened initiative of the company, fostering a path of sharing and exchange.
"Talking about my relationship with Flexform means talking about a group of friends who have shared visions and experiences. It also means talking about a big part of my life, given the fact that we have been getting together for over forty years." Antonio Citterio