Born in 1954, he studied in Milan in A.G. Fronzoni school, later in London where he works nowadays, at the Architectural Association. His work deals with day to day objects, domestic and commercial interiors, art galleries and houses. Clients include Giorgio Armani, Illycaffe, Anish Kapoor, Calvin Klein, Cappellini, Poltrona Frau and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo for whom he has designed the museum in Turin.
A book about his work has been written by Franco Bertoni and published by Birkhauser. His way of working, severe but not extreme, contemporary but timeless, researchs a minimalism that is not a style, but a way of being, a strong reaction against noise and disorder. His work is noble and paesant, intellectual and silent, careful about perfect details. Claudio Silvestrin's integrity, clarity of mind, inventiveness and concern for details is reflected in his rigorous minimal architecture: austere but not extreme, contemporary yet timeless, calming but not ascetic, strong but not intimidating, elegant but not ostentatious.