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.