Antonio Citterio

The Antonio Citterio Story

Antonio Citterio's a personal motto comes down to one word: "curiosity." He is interested in everything around him. In wanting to know more about things, he has had his hand in the design of just about every kind of product, from cutlery and lamps to home fitness equipment, industrial products and even entire corporate buildings.

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Since 1972, Citterio has designed products for companies such as Arclinea, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos Lighting, Kartell and Vitra. In 1987, he expanded into architecture and interior design. And in 1999 he founded Antonio Citterio and Partners, and expanded once again into graphic design and corporate branding.

Why We Love Antonio Citterio

In his work as a home furnishings designer, Antonio Citterio’s architectural background makes the room the focus of his creativity. He envisions individual pieces as functional and aesthetic parts of a whole system. And by designing such pieces for himself as an individual--instead of conforming to an established style--Citterio’s personality is stamped on everything he creates. While claiming inspiration from such modern design innovators as Charles and Ray Eames, Tadao Ando, Frank Gehry, and Alvaro Siza, Citterio cannot determine his own individual style. "If I have one, it's news to me," he says.

Noteworthy Products From Citterio

Pieces ranging from the Kelvin LED Task Lamp by Flos to the award-winning Mobil Cabinet by Kartell by speak to Citterio’s individuality and inability to be categorized.

In His Own Words

"I make things for myself. I don’t work with marketing instructions. If I won’t surround myself with these things, I don’t make them."

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Antonio Citterio