Antonio Citterio graduated in architecture from the Politechno di Milano in 1975 and founded his own design studio two years later. From 1987 to 1996 he worked in collaboration with American architect Terry Dwan with whom he designed many commercial and residential buildings across Europe and Japan. Of their works one can mention the complete restyling of a block in the historical Centre of Seregno in Italy (1995) and the office buildings for fashion brand Espirit in Benelux (1987-88). During the same period Citterio worked together with the German industrial designer Glen Oliver Löw, with whom he designed some of his best known products. In 2000 Citterio and Patricia Viel founded an office for architecture, interior and graphic design named Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel - in short ACPV.
In 2021 Citterio and Viel produced the documentary The importance of being an architect that investigates the responsibility of architects in building the society of tomorrow. Since the early 1990’s Antonio Citterio has worked in various fields of industrial design with manufacturers such as Vitra, Flexform, B&B, Hermès, Kartell and Flos.
Citterio has received the Compasso D’oro from ADI for the City sofas and armchairs in 1987 and in 1995 for the cabinet system Mobil that he designed for Kartell the previous year and that is on permanent display at both Centre Pompidou in Paris and Museum of Modern Art in New York.
In 1996 Citterio designed the Mozart and Carlotta series for Flexform, consisting of armchairs and tables that are a part of the collection at the Museum of Furniture Studies. As an interior architect Citterio has worked with, to name a few, Cerruti, B&B Italia and numerous private clients. From 2006 to 2016 Citterio was a part of the architectural design faculty at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio (Switzerland).
In 2008 Citterio was named an Honorary “Royal Designer for Industry” by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce in London.