Antonio Citterio was born in meda (Italy) in 1950. He has a degree in architecture from the polytechnic university in Milan, and he opened his studio in 1972. He has collaborated with many italian and foreign firms in the design sector like ansorg, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Hackmann, Inda, Pozzi e Ginori, Kartell, Arclinea and Vitra. In 1981 he began designing architectural projects. From 1987 to 1996 he was associated with Terry Dwan and together they designed many buildings in Europe and Japan. Some of their most important works: the headquarters in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Milan for Esprit, an industrial plant for vitra in Germany and for Antonio Fusco in Milan. Other commercial spaces: in 1996, the habitat store in london. in 1999 he founded Antonio Citterio and partners, a multidisciplinary architecture and design studio, in 2000 the Milan office and the Hamburg offices were opened. Antonio Citterio has taught at Domus academy in Milan and at universita? la Sapienza in Rome, and he has been teaching at the architecture academy in Mendrisio since 1999. He has won many prizes, among which the Compasso d’oro in 1987 and 1995. His products are part of the moma permanent collection and the Centre di Pompidou in Paris. He lives and works in Milan.