Executive Director of VIA




VIA Gallery

120, avenue Ledru Rollin
75011 Paris
Metro : Gare de Lyon / Ledru Rollin

Opening :

monday-friday : 9.30am – 6.30pm

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Contact : Via Cerva, 4 20122 Milano - Italie

Ph. 0039 02 7638801
Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950.
He graduated in architecture from Milan Polytechnic and opened his studio in 1972 mainly focusing on industrial design.
Now he works for Italian and foreign companies such as Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Fusital, Guzzini, Iittala, Inda, Kartell, Maxalto, Pozzi Ginori - Sanitec Group, Tre Più, Vitra and Wall.
In 1981 he started his architectural and interior design business.
Between 1987 and 1996 he worked in association with Terry Dwan and, together, they created buildings in Europe and Japan.
Among his most significant works: the restyling of a block in the historical centre of Seregno, Esprit headquarters in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Milan, industrial plants for Vitra, in Germany, and for Antonio Fusco, in Milan.
In 1999 "Antonio Citterio and Partners" was founded by Citterio and Patricia Viel, a multidisciplinary studio for architectural design, industrial design and graphics.
The studio develops projects for residential complexes and trade centres, industrial sites, restructuring of public buildings, planning of workspace, offices, showrooms and hotels; it is also operational in the field of corporate communication and implements corporate image projects, fittings and graphics.
In 2000 the new headquarters opened in Milan, Via Cerva 4, and in May of that same year new offices were opened in Hamburg, 75b Wrangelstrasse.
In 2002 the construction of the building where the headquarters of the Edel Company are located, along the Elba river, was completed as well as an office building in Neuerwall, two constructions for offices and textile manufacturing in Legnano and Lecco and the headquarters of the CR&S Centre completed with showroom and offices for B&B Italia in Novedrate.
Between 2003 and 2004, a corporate image project was implemented for De Beers (London and Tokyo) and, in May 2004, the Bulgari Hotel was inaugurated in Milan, the first of a chain of luxury hotels known as "Bulgari Hotels and Resorts".
The re-styling of the first line of Milan underground is underway for ATM as well as the restructuring of the historical Town Hall of Clusone, facing Piazza dell’Orologio, the project for a new "Beach Resort Hotel" in Bodrum (Turkey), the implementation of the "Bulgari Hotels and Resorts" in Bali, a project for a new "Technogym Village" in Cesena (production site, offices and trade centre), a project for the headquarters of the drug company GlaxoSmithKline in Verona, for two commercial and exhibition buildings in Texas and individual houses.
From 1999 to 2002 Antonio Citterio taught at the Academy of Architecture of the University of Mendrisio, Italian Switzerland.
One of the acknowledgements obtained was the Compasso d’Oro in 1987 and 1995.
The products "Mobil" and "Battista" designed for Kartell are exhibited in the design permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. "Mobil", "Battista", "Dolly", "Gastone" and "Oxo" are exhibited in the permanent collection of the Pompidou Centre in Paris. The cutlery collection ’Tools Citterio 2000’, designed for Iittala, is part of the permanent collection of design at the Museum of Architecture and Design in Chicago together with the "Axor Citterio" taps designed for Hansgrohe. The "Kelvin" lamp designed for Flos obtained the "Reddot Design Award" in 2004 and the "Decanter" designed for Iittala the Design Plus Prize Frankfurt Fair in 2004.
He took part in a great number of international competitions: in 2002 a project was presented at a competition for the restyling of "Jungfernstieg", an area where the tourist boats land in Lake Binnenalster, complete with trade centres, walking areas and an underground stop; in March 2004, a project was presented to change the historical centre of Fiera Milano into a new urban centre, in cooperation with other designers; in April 2004 the project for the building of the "Brooktorhafen" bridge in the new "Hafencity" district, with docks and pedestrian subways, again in Hamburg; in May 2004, a project for the new exhibiting concept for the halls of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam; in June 2004, the project to enlarge a new multifunctional school building and a kindergarten for the Deutsche School in Milan; in September 2004, together with other designers, he won the competition for new ideas for the functional arrangement, street furniture and security systems of Molo Guardiano sud / Marina di Ravenna, which was presented on the occasion of the 9th International Exhibition of Architecture of the Biennale of Venice, section "Towns on Water".


Task lamp KELVIN

Design furniture showroom B&B


Restaurant - Milano BULGARI HOTELS & RESORTS

Table system ARNE

Jewellery - London DE BEERS

Detail cross handle AXOR CITTERIO

Textile factory EUROJERSEY


Armchair J.J.

Office furniture MOBILE ELEMENTS



Private beach house