Flexform is an Italian industrial enterprise with a solid culture of expertise in the production of sofas and other furnishings valued for their high artisan value. It instinctively leans into the culture of design collaboration, evident in its history of outstanding partnerships with top designers and creative talents. It is also robustly supported by a widespread and efficient international sales and distribution structure, and consistent, wise investments in advertising, research and innovation.
Its brand identity and success are built on a series of shared values that lie at the very core of the corporate mission. Made in Italy, Timeless Elegance, Comfort, Quality, Design Consistency, Modernity, Beauty, Durability. This is the strategic model that has led Flexform to global recognition as one of the great historic Made in Italy brands of quality furniture.
Born in Meda, Italy in 1950, Antonio Citterio graduated from Politecnico di Milano, one of the country’s most prestigious schools, in 1975. Having begun his designs in 1972, Citterio collaborated with architect Terry Dwan between 1987 and 1996 and the duo designed buildings in Europe and Japan. In 2000, Citterio opened the architecture and design office together with designer Patricia Viel where they developed international projects.
Antonio Cittorio currently works in the field of industrial design. His customer portfolio includes many Italian and international brands such as Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Hermès, Iittala, Kartell, Maxalto, Sanitec (Geberit Group), Technogym and Vitra.
Having received the Compasso d’Oro-ADI award in 1987 and 1994, the designer has been teaching at the Department of Architectural Design at Mendrisio Academy of Architecture in Switzerland since 2006. He was given the title “Royal Designer for Industry” in 2008.