Antonio Citterio was born in 1950 in Meda, Italy. He opened his design studio in 1972 and received his Architecture degree from Polytechnic University of Milan in 1975. From 1987 to1996, he partnered with Terry Dwan and together they designed buildings in Europe and Japan. In 2000, he and Patricia Viel established an international architectural and interior design studio. Working with a qualified network of specialized consultants the studio develops complex projects of all sizes. Antonio Citterio currently partners with Italian and international companies in the field of industrial design. In 1987 and again in 1994, he was awarded the ADI [Association for Industrial Design] Compasso d’Oro. From 2006 to 2016 he was on the architectural design faculty at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio (Switzerland). In 2008 he was named an Honorary “Royal Designer for Industry” by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce in London.