Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950, started his design office in 1972, and graduated in architecture at the Milan Polytechnic in 1975. Between 1987 and 1996 he worked in association with Terry Dwan and together they created buildings in Europe and Japan. In 1999, with Patricia Viel, he founded “Antonio Citterio and Partners”: a multidisciplinary practice for architecture, interior design, furniture design and graphics. Citterio is currently working in the industrial design sector with Italian and foreign companies such as Arclinea, Axor, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Hermès, Kartell, Sanitec, Technogym and Vitra. In 1987 and in 1994 he received the Compasso d’Oro award. Since 2006 he has been an architectural design instructor at the Università della Svizzera Italiana, Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio and in 2008 he was honored by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce of London.