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Antonio Citterio Paolo Nava

Antonio Citterio Paolo Nava


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.


Between 1979 and 1982, his work with Antonio Citterio included Doralice, Magister, Pasodoble, and Ugomaria. Paolo Nava was born in Seregno in 1943; he graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, Milan Polytechnic, and attended the Upper Course in Industrial Design in Florence, qualifying in 1966. He completed his training in England, working with industrial design studios.
 In 1972 he founded the Citterio & Nava studio with Antonio Citterio, drawing together some iconic products of Italian design. From 1982 on, Paolo Nava autonomously continues in his studio/atelier the activity of designer, focusing on the design for products and furnishings for many prestigious Italian and international brands.
In the projects of Paolo Nava, the continuous search is underscored for possible dialogue between his own poetic vision and the concrete industrial and productive needs, through a personal conceptual approach regarding the home, generating a profound transformation of use, building new relationships between materials and technologies where the shape of its objects is often only the natural consequence of a precise design process.
The Paolo Nava design studio has to its credit the development of numerous products for the furniture industry with particular attention to the world of kitchens. The activity of the firm extends to the design of consumer products, to exhibitions and communication. Paolo Nava is frequently invited to lecture and teach in many countries. The firm, over the course of its activity, has won numerous international design awards and recognition.