AXOR Citterio bathroom collection

Antonio Citterio – architect and designer

Antonio Citterio is probably the most distinguished architect among the world's renowned designers. In creative partnership with Patricia Viel, the combined studio has designed lots of residential and commercial buildings, Bulgari hotels around the world and luxury apartments for example in the Elbe Philharmonic Hall building (Hamburg).

As a product designer too, Antonio Citterio thinks first and foremost about the room and its function.  This enables the architects/designer, who lives in Milan, to develop an understated, timeless and elegant design concept, which has earned him the title of "Gentleman of Design".

Architecture and design with worldwide success

Antonio Citterio's design studio does work for numerous well known international suppliers of stylish interior design.  These include B&B Italia, Flexform and Vitra in the furniture sector, Flos lighting, Iittala glass and luxury brand Hermes.  Antonio Citterio has received the prestigious Italian design award Compasso d'Oro twice.  In 2008 the British Royal Society awarded him the title Royal Designer for Industry. In collaboration with AXOR, in 2003 he created the AXOR Citterio bathroom collection which is a success in luxury hotels around the world, for example.  This was followed by AXOR Citterio M and AXOR Citterio E along with the accessories range AXOR Universal Accessories.  AXOR kitchen mixers in various designs and functional configurations also feature in his signature style.

A portrait of Antonio Citterio

Antonio Citterio – the Gentleman of Design


He focuses on a timeless, elegant design concept which is unobtrusive

  • Antonio Citterio in his studio.
  • Sofa and stool.
  • Plastic containers on castors.
  • External view of the head office.
  • Hotel bar.
  • Table lamp.
  • Kitchen cabinets and dining table.
  • Foyer and staircase.
  • Chairs in different colours.
  • Furniture at a trade fair.

At home in a range of disciplines

Born in 1950 in the north Italian city of Meda, Antonio Citterio opened his first office at the age of just 22, before he had even completed his architecture degree in Milan. From 1987 – 1996 he collaborated with designer Terry Dawn, before establishing the Studio Antonio Citterio and Partners in 1999 with Patricia Viel, which since 2009 has operated under the name Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners. The studio works internationally, for contracts involving architecture and urban planning, planning offices and showrooms as well as exhibition concepts and communication. Since 2006, Antonio Citterio has also worked as a lecturer at the Academy of Architecture in the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland.

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