ANTONIO CITTERIO AND PATRICIA VIEL
Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950, started his design office in 1972, and graduated in architecture at the Milan Polytechnic in 1975. Between 1987 and 1996 he worked in association with Terry Dwan and, together, they designed buildings in Europe and Japan. In 1999, with Patricia Viel, he founded Antonio Citterio and Partners. The office operates at international level developing complex long-term projects, all scales and in synergy with a qualified network of specialist consultants.
Antonio Citterio currently works in the industrial design sector with Italian and foreign companies such as Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Fusital, Hermès, Iittala, Kartell, Maxalto, Sanitec Group, Technogym and Vitra. In 1987 and in 1994 Antonio Citterio he was awarded the Compasso d’Oro-ADI. Since 2006 he has been full professor of Architectural Design at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture (Switzerland). In 2008 he was honoured by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce of London, which gave him the title of Royal Designer for Industry.
Patricia Viel, of French nationality, was born in Milan in 1962. She graduated in architecture at the Milan Polytechnic in 1987 and started her collaboration with Antonio Citterio in 1986. Since 1999 she has been a partner of the Studio in charge of architecture, with expertise regarding a conception of architecture based on forceful integration of the project and the urban landscape. From 2005 to 2012 she was a member of the Board of Advisors of the Istituto Nazionale di Architettura InArch. – Milan. In September 2009 the office changed its official name to “Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners”. In 2010 Patricia Viel has been awarded the PIDA Career Award, promoted by the Ischia International Prize for Architecture.