Antonio Citterio was born in Meda (MI) in 1950. He took a degree in Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic, and in 1972 opened his own studio, focusing on architecture and interior design. From 1987 to 1996 he worked in partnership with Terry Dwan, designing buildings in Europe and Japan. In 1987 and in 1995 Antonio Citterio received the Compasso d’Oro-ADI award. Since 2006 he has been an architectural design instructor at the Università della Svizzera Italiana, Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio. In 2008 he was honored 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 was born in 1962 in Milan, where she took a degree in Architecture at the Polytechnic in 1987. In 1986 she began working in the studio of Antonio Citterio as a project manager. Since 1999, as a founding partner, she has been in charge of architecture and interior design, while taking an active part in the management of the studio.
Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel are the founders of Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel Interiors, whose headquarters are in Milan, Italy. The firm works internationally, developing complex projects on all scales in collaboration with a qualified network of specialist consultants.
Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel Interiors during the past 20 years has executed interior designs for residential and commercial complexes, retail outlets, work spaces, offices, showrooms and hotels.
The company, a spin-off of Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, has a strong expertise in providing detailed project documentation covering the interior of a building, from interior fit-out to bespoke millwork elements and furniture. The firm is also active in the sector of corporate communication, handling projects of coordinated image, installations and graphics, and has participated to several design competitions, national and international.
Recent projects include: the Bulgari Hotels in Milan and London and the W Hotel in St. Petersburg (Russian Federation). Projects currently under construction include a large-size integrated design project in Doha (Qatar), residential units in the new Elbphilharmonie building in Hamburg (Germany) and the new Mandarin Oriental hotel in Milan (Italy).