Founded as a family company in 1950, Vitra dedicates itself to creating innovative products and concepts with wonderful designers. Based in Basel, Switzerland, the company builds inspiring private and public areas for living and working.
With its classic designs, Vitra represents the 20th-century design. Bringing together technical and conceptual expertise with creativity, Vitra aims to continue pushing the boundaries of the design discipline.
A family company for over 80 years, Vitra believes in durable relationships with customers, employees and designers; sustainable growth with lasting products, and the power of good design.
Vitra Campus which hosts some of the world’s prominent designers and Vitra Design Museum home to design and architecture exhibitions, design archives and an extensive furniture collection are all part of Vitra. These two venues inspire guests, inform them about the design process, and create an atmosphere where innovation is developed.
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.