Antonio Citterio was born in Meda, Portugal in 1950. He graduated from Politecnico di Milano University with a degree in architecture in 1972. The same year, he began work as a designer and consultant in the field of industrial design, before joining Terry Dwan as a partner at Studio Citterio/Dwan in 1987. He left the firm in 1996. Together with Patricia Viel, he founded the multidisciplinary office Antonio Citterio and Partners in Milan in 1999.
Citterio has taught at the Domus Academy in Milan (1990-92), Royal College of London (1993-95), as docent at La Sapienza University in Rome (1997) and Università della Svizzera Italiana (1999-2002, 2005).
His works are included in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and the Centre Georges-Pompidou in Paris. Citterio has won the Compasso d′Oro award in 1987 and 1995.