Antonio Citterio was born in 1950 in Meda, Italy. Antonio 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. The firm is also active in the sector of corporate communication and implements projects for temporary events and exhibitions. In 1987 and in 1994 Antonio Citterio was awarded the Compasso d’Oro-ADI. Antonio Citterio currently works in the industrial design sector with many Italian and international companies. Since 2006 he has been full professor of Architectural Design at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture (Switzerland).