Antonio Citterio (1950) started out as an architect in Milan. He had his breakthrough in the 1990s with a range of elegant and comfortable office furniture in steel, leather and textile suitable for environments in constant change. Since then, he has designed a multitude of products for e.g. the renowned Swiss furniture design company Vitra. His latest design products include the comprehensive Suita sofa range for home and workplace use, the lounge chair Grand Repos and the work and office chair ID Chair where he once again sets new standards for function, ergonomics and aesthetics. Citterio does not design furniture to draw attention to himself. Citterio has a zest for experimenting with new materials and new technology. In collaboration with other designers, Citterio has designed several lamps such as the new and already popular table lamp Kelvin. He has also designed Technogym's exercise machines and part of international fashion house Hermès' new Home Collection. In 1999, Citterio and designer Patricia Veil founded 'Antonio Citterio & Partners'. A multidisciplinary studio that works internationally with everything from complex urban planning projects, construction of industrial businesses, shopping malls and housing to renovation and design of public buildings and showrooms for e.g. high-end fashion brands and hotels (Bulgaris' luxury hotels). Several of Citterio's products have been exhibited as part of the permanent collection at MoMa in New York, and he has received a large number of design awards and honours.