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Antonio Citterio


Antonio Citterio (* born 1950 in Meda/Italy), studied architecture at the Milan Polytechnic. In 1972 he began work as a designer and consultant in the field of industrial design, before joining Terry Dwan as a partner at Studio Citterio/Dwan. From 1990-92 he held a teaching position at the Domus Academy in Milan and was an external examiner for the Furniture Design course at the Royal College of London from 1993-95. Together with Patricia Viel, he founded the multidisciplinary office Antonio Citterio and Partners in Milan in 1999, and from 1999 to 2002 he also taught on the architectural faculty at the Università della Svizzera Italiana. He resumed a position on the faculty of this university in 2006. In addition to designing furniture classics such as Spoon and Gastone for Kartell or the Oson and Visaroll chair series for Vitra, Antonio Citterio also designed the manufacturing and administration complex for Vitra in Neuenburg, Germany.


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Vitra - Work @ Orgatec Cologne 2018

...Further office chairs in the same spirit from Mario Bellini and Antonio Citterio followed before in 1991 with Citizen Office Vitra embarked on, arguably, their most important office project: reflections on the future of the work environment, a project which the, then, Vitra CEO Rolf Fehlbaum noted was "ein Projekt mit ungewissem Ausgang"1 - "a project with an uncertain outcome... Yes the three proposals presented in Cologne were object heavy proposals, Vitra object heavy proposals, new Vitra object heavy proposals, including Konstantin Grcic's new Rookie office chair, Antonio Citterio's new AC 5 office chair family, and Barber & Osgerby's new Soft Work modular seating system, but it was trade fair, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ; however, in essence the three scenarios were based on the responsible creatives considerations on how the office environment relates to the wider world and the consequences therein...

(smow) blog compact: To work sitting or standing, that is the question....

...04 Counter chairs from Maarten van Severen or the Nelson Perch with new products from Antonio Citterio including the Pivot High Stool and Pivot Counter Stool, and which Vitra extended at the recent Milan furniture fair with the Zeb Stool by Barber Osgerby... And so because where such companies lead others inevitably follow we fully expect that Orgatec 2014 will see numerous further producers unveil their solutions for working standing up, in addition of course to new developments in the Vitra systems, for as Antonio Citterio told us in 2012, "I like to work on products that are developed over time...

(smow) blog 2013. A pictorial review: February

IMM Cologne kept us busy into February, but the month also saw the opening of an Eileen Gray retrospective in Paris, a visit to the Louis Kahn exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum and the sad passing of James Irvine....

Orgatec 2012 Interview: Antonio Citterio "I like to work on products that are developed over time. I don't like to work just for the moment"

...One designer who has done more than most to establish Vitra's reputation in the office furniture sector is without question Antonio Citterio... Since his first collaborations with the company in the late 1980s Antonio Citterio has worked with Vitra on numerous key projects including the Ad Hoc system, the AC and ID office chair systems and most recently the Grand Repos lounge chair...

smow offline: Project Vitra and the art of good reading

...In the intervening 50+ years Vitra have worked with designers as varied and individual as Jean Prouvé, Jasper Morrison, Antonio Citterio and Verner Panton...


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