Arch. Gianluca Tronconi and Arch. Antonio Citterio
Gianluca Tronconi was born in Milan in 1962. He graduated in Architecture from Milan Polytechnic in 1987. In the first two post-graduate years he worked at G14 Progettazione, in 1992 he started working with the architect Antonio Citterio under a professional relationship that continued until the year 2000. At first as an employee and later in 1996 as a partner dealing mainly in engineering design and the management of works for the renovation and restoration of existing buildings and also the construction of new ones. He also participated in various national and international tenders and dealt with interior design projects. In 2000 he began working with the Alzaia Naviglio Grande 42 architectural firm in Milan, where he focused mainly residential and executive interior design, renovations and new buildings. From 2006 to 2014 he is assistant professor for Architectural design at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, with professor Antonio Citterio. Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950. He graduated in Architecture from Milan Polytechnic. Since 1972 he has focused on industrial design and worked with numerous companies, including Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Hermès, Iittala, Kartell, Sanitec (Geberit group), Technogym, Vitra and B&B Italia. From 1987 to 1996 he worked in partnership with Terry Dawn. He received numerous awards, including the “Compasso d’Oro” prize. Some of his artworks are exhibited at the MoMa permanent collection and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. In 1999 he established Studio Citterio & Partners in partnership with Patricia Viel. The company works in the field of architectural and urban design, interior design for business offices and showrooms, exhibition design and communication. As a designer, Antonio Citterio first and foremost bears in mind the room and its function. This enables the architect and designer to develop a timeless yet elegant design concept, which has earned him the title of “Gentleman of design”.