Antonio Citterio

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.

Carlo Colombo

Carlo Colombo designed for Flexform in 2013 the products Clarke, Edmond and Isabel.

Carlo Colombo is considered one of the most important Italian architects and designers. From the very start, he designed for top-level brands. From that moment, he has been collaborating with hundreds of the most important brands of Italian design and Made in Italy. In addition to designing products and furniture, Colombo also collaborates with companies on marketing strategies, graphic designs and designing exhibits; he also works as a consultant and art director. His design work initially concentrated on interiors, and progressively extended to the building sector, in Italy and abroad. In 2004, he won the title of Designer of the Year; in 2009, he won an international competition for designing the two poly-functional towers in Abu Dhabi and in 2011 taught design at the De Tao Masters Academy in Beijing, China. Among his many recognitions are the Elle Décor International Design Award (2005, 2008, 2010, 2011), the Good Design Award from the European Centre for Architecture Art Design (2009), and The Chicago Athenaeum, the Red Dot Design Award (2012 and 2014), the Interior Innovation Award and the iF design award with Teuco. Today the firm designs on a large scale throughout the world, from interior design to architecture.

Mario Asnago | Claudio Vender

Asnago & Vender

Designed for Flexform the Moka chair, the Piano bed and nightstand (1985)

Mario Asnago
Barlassina (MI) 03.25.1896 - Monza 01.28.1981

Claudio Vender
Milano 03.20.1904 – Saronno 09.23.1986

Both Mario and Claudio received Architecture Certification at the Bologna Institute of Fine Arts in 1922. The first joint projects were for competitions, among which the Como War Memorial. In 1928, after obtaining the right to practice as architects, together they opened the Studio Asnago-Vender Architetti. They were mostly involved in town planning architecture (schools - residence - churches...). Among the objects designed for interiors were tables and chairs with the characteristic X. The slender structure represents the architectural philosophy of the two designers: surfaces are wide but spaced out with empty spaces that point out the discreet presence of the material, which does not take away lightness, but only part of the stiff evenness that characterizes their interiors. After Asnago's retirement in 1971, Vender continued the business with his son Mario and Mario Moganti.

Christophe Pillet

Born in Montargis, France in 1959, Christophe Pillet lives and works in Paris. After graduating from the elite F

rench National School of Fine Arts of Nice in 1985, he completed his studies at the Domus Academy in Milan, where he worked with Michele De Lucchi, Carlotta de Bevilacqua and Martine Bedin. He returned to Paris where he practiced alongside Philippe Starck for several years before opening his own studio. Named ‘Designer of the Year’ at the Paris furniture show in 1994, he has received many international awards, including the Red Dot Design Award, the Wallpaper Design Award and the Prix d’Excellence. According to Pillet, lucidity of expression and the search for simplicity are the guiding principles in his work. His complete mastery of design and innate sense of elegance have ensured his place among the most acclaimed French designers in the world, thanks to many projects that range from product design to hotels and boutiques, all bearing his unmistakable hallmark style. His work for prominent fashion and design brands is imbued with his recognizable flair, a visionary fusion of functionality and sensuality. In 2020 he designed the Echoes, First Steps and Any Day products for Flexform. 

Patrick Norguet

Thanks to his keen observation of the context, his analytical approach to constraints and his respect for usage, he h

as been able to build solid relationships with manufacturers and numerous clients.

After completing his design studies at ESDI, Patrick Norguet joined Louis Vuitton and the fashion world. These experiences allowed him to understand the identity of brands and how to highlight them. The design of Renault's event stands allowed him to refine and apply his synthesis skills to ephemeral architecture.

He quickly broadened his design palette and became interested in technological innovations in the field of furniture. In 2000, his Rainbow Chair, noticed and produced by Giulio Cappellini, gave him a visibility that quickly spread thanks to the international media. He then opened his workshop in Paris.

Italian companies immediately noticed his rigor and his total commitment to his projects. Passionate about industrial processes, he adapted his style to excellent craftsmanship, optimizing the efficiency of production methods. His first furniture collections for Bernhardt, Artifort, or the French companies Alki and Tolix have validated and established his presence in international trade shows. In 2010, the design of a McDonald's restaurant in France gradually led to a collaboration with McDonald's in the USA.

Patrick Norguet effortlessly masters all scales and lends his expertise to manufacturers and producers of objects, lamps and furniture, all while developing the new hotel concept of the Okko chain in France in 2014. He has become an iconic figure in French design.

Alias, Arflex, Artemide, Cassina, Emu, Ethimo, Glass Italia, Kristalia, Lea Ceramica, Pedrali, Glass Italia, de Padova, and Tacchini have been quick to recognize the talent and authority of Patrick Norguet who is fully involved in the production process and strives to create sustainable collections.


From the drawing board to industrial tools and communication, Patrick Norguet has demonstrated the place and responsibility of the designer as an agent of change in services and lifestyles.