Milan-based designer and architect Antonio Citterio in known for his cool, sleek modern Italian design. Citterio was born in 1950 and opened his design office in 1972. A few years later, in 1975, he graduated from the Milan Polytechnic school.
The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce of London, honoured him with the title of Royal Designer for Industry in 2008.
In 2011, Citterio was interviewed about his design philosophy during the London Design Festival, which took place at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The occasion marked the 10th anniversary of the partnership between Citterio and design company B&B Italia. Author and curator Lucy Bullivant sat down with Citterio for a brief discussion.
Citterio creates designs for many Italian and international furniture companies such Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Fusital, Hermès, Iittala, Kartell, Maxalto and Vitra.
At HFOC, we frequently get consignments of B&B Italia furniture including the always popular Harry, Charles and Arne sofas. Search our current stock to find out what we have currently available.
Antonio Citterio speaks at the Victoria & Albert Museum on the occasion of London Design Festival 2011.