Designer in Profile: Stefano Cittolin of Cittolin Polli & Associés SA

Name: Stephano CittolinMr Cittolin

Company: Cittolin Polli & Associés SA

Position within company: Director







Tell us a little about your background
I have graduated at architecture school at Geneva university in 1996

How would you describe your own personal style?
A modern architecture that led to the Bauhaus movement and the International Style

Where does your inspiration come from?
Le Corbusier-Richard Meier architects

In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
Realization of a concept or idea into simple and rational configuration

Name five key themes to consider when approaching property development in 2014 and beyond.
Functionalism, Rationalization, esthetics, economy and good sense

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to development projects, what would it be?
To solve all the bureaucratic aspects

How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
A recognition and a satisfaction of completed work

What projects are you currently working on?
Luxury house and residential building

What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
Keep in harmony architecture and economic scope

Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
Your most treasured possession?
My family

Your favourite holiday destination?

Your favourite hotel / restaurant / bar?
Cafe BERRA in Choex, CH

Your favourite book / film / song?
The greek mythology/ E la nave va/With or without you(U2)

Your favourite food and drink?
Mother’s tomoto sauce pasta/barolo red wine

Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
To be lengthened on a deckchair at the edge of water and to be able to think of the concept of a project

Anything else interesting?
A writer