A master of contemporary minimalism, Claudio Silvestrin is one of the best-known Italian architects and designers. Born in Zurich, naturalized British, he studied under AG Fronzoni in Milan and at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. His early professional career began in the British capital with John Pawson at the London studio Pawson Silvestrin Architects. He then opened his practice, Claudio Silvestrin Architects (CSA), in 1989, followed by offices in Milan in 2006. The studio takes on various projects, from interior designs for new-build houses to resorts, art galleries, museums, restaurants, hotels, and luxury stores, to furniture design.