Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950; he opened his personal design studio in 1972 and graduated in architecture at the Polytechnic in Milan in 1975. Between 1987 and 1996 he collaborated with Terry Dwan, with whom he designed buildings in Europe and Japan. In 1999, together with Patricia Viel, he founded "Antonio Citterio and Partners". The studio operates at international level, developing complex long-term projects of any size. Recent projects include: the new corporate headquarters of Ermenegildo Zegna Group in Milan; Bulgari Hotels in Milan and Bali; the development of Cascina Merlata in Milan; residential buildings in Milan and Singapore and the conversion of the former post office building in Milan in a larger office complex. Antonio Citterio currently works in the field of industrial design with Italian and foreign companies such as Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, Aubrilam, B& B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Fusital, Guzzini, Iittala, Inda, Kartell, Maxalto, Sanitec Group - Pozzi Ginori, Simon Urmet, Technogym, Tre Più and Vitra. In 1987 and 1995 Antonio Citterio was awarded the Compasso d'Oro-ADI. Since 2006, he has been working as professor of architectural design at the University of Italian Switzerland, Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio. In 2008, the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & amp; Commerce awarded him the honor of Royal Designer for Industry and became part of the Italian Design Council established by the Ministry for Cultural Assets and Activities. In September 2009, the studio changed its name into "Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners."