Centro Studi is Flexform's internal design team that is overseen by this Italian manufacturer's creative director, Antonio Citterio. With a design approach that starts with study of the space that surrounds objects, and of the architecture in which that space is inserted, Antonio Citterio has an overall project vision ranging from the large to the small scale. As a designer he reasons in terms of product families, not individual items. As Citterio notes, "Talking about my relationship with Flexform means talking about a group of friends who have shared visions and experiences. It also means talking about a big part of my life, given the fact that we have been getting together for over forty years."