Antonio Citterio

(b. 1950)

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(1950– )

A leading Italian architect and interior, furniture, and industrial designer, Citterio explored the possibilities of new materials and technologies rather than aligning himself to the more obviously fashionable aesthetic of New Design. Citterio has designed for a number of leading manufacturers including B&B Italia, Kartell, Flos, and Vitra and his work and outlook is well known internationally. He graduated in architecture in 1975, having set up a studio with the furniture and industrial designer Paolo Nava in 1972. He went on to execute furniture designs (1978) for Flexform (established 1959), kitchen design (1980) for Boffi (established 1947), and a showroom (1982) and the Sity sofa (1985) for B&B Italia. In 1987 he linked up professionally with Glen Oliver Löw, with both designers collaborating on Kartell's Mobil storage system (1994), which won a Compasso d'Oro award in 1995 and became part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Citterio also collaborated with Löw on a number of office furniture design systems for Vitra.

Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art.

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