The Arclinea story stars the product and the people who have dreamt, thought, designed, produced and used it. A story that comes alive along a path of values that have generated, and still generate, excellence. A story that, in itself, represents the value at its roots.
The company was set up in Caldogno as a specialist wood-workshop. It bore the name of its founder, Silvio Fortuna Senior, who had resumed the business started by his great-grandfather in 1816, which had been interrupted a century later by the war.1931
The wood-workshop re-opened after the fire that had destroyed it in 1929.1950
From manufacture of doors and windows to the production of ‘Swedish-style’ furniture.1958
THEA, the first kitchen in wood.
CLAUDIA (design A.&L. Fortuna), the first kitchen with built-in electrical appliances.1964
LENA (design A.&L. Fortuna), the kitchen in light walnut.1965
Construction work at the new production unit.1966
SILVIA (design A.&L. Fortuna), the kitchen in Italian walnut with framed doors.1968
NOVIA (design A.&L. Fortuna), the kitchen in a ‘modern’ material - laminate.1969
After Turin, Prato and Rome, an Arclinea Centro Cucine opens in Vicenza.
Arclinea received the Gold Mercury International Award, the Oscar of European trade for production development and economic collaboration.
GAMMA 30 (design A.&L. Fortuna), the modular kitchen with handle-free doors. The birth of the great European kitchen.1972
The arrival of MINISPAZIO, the Arclinea modular home project. A division providing consultancy, design, production and assistance for small spaces, a fast-growing segment in both the private residential building sector and in the sector of residential tourist complexes.1973
NOVIACOLOR was presented at Eurodomus, the colour revolution in the kitchen.1975-1978
Arclinea communication for the changing times.1978
Arclinea presented "Cucina in cucina". A recipe book before they became fashionable. A true innovation in the form of a collection of Italian regional recipes written by Arclinea customers, with an introduction by Mario Soldati.1979
PUNTO&LINEA (design A. Fortuna), the system that connects the kitchen with the rest of the home. A versatile, complete programme that made well-structured furnishing solutions possible, also inventing spaces and dimensions and replacing walls while keeping walk-through units.
Almerino, Lena and Angelo Fortuna designed the new Arclinea production plant.1980
ALISSO (design Lucci&Orlandini), the ergonomic kitchen.1982
KNOCK DOWN (design Carlo Bartoli), the first free-standing kitchen.1984
GRES (design Roberto Pamio), the elegant kitchen.1985
ODEON (design Carlo Bartoli), the Arclnea ome system.1985
The Arclinea communication campaign. The kitchen is the centre of the home.
The Arclinea internationalisation project gets underway with NYC. The same year saw the start of collaboration with the architect Antonio Citterio.1988
ITALIA (design Antonio Citterio), the professional home kitchen.1992
MEDITERRANEA (design Antonio Citterio), the professional traditional kitchen.1995
FLORIDA (design Antonio Citterio), the light kitchen.1999
ARTUSI (design Antonio Citterio), the free-standing kitchen.2000
The birth of the Arclinea Collection. Each new article became part of a whole. A world of products reaching right across the board and sharing a common thread in one recognisable, inimitable series of solutions.
CONVIVIUM (design Antonio Citterio), the kitchen for socialising.2006
Setting up of the Design Team and the Arclinea Training Campus.2007
Arclinea designed the kitchen project for the American residence of the Italian Ambassador in Washington D.C.2007
Birth of the Arclinea Project Division.2008
LIGNUM ET LAPIS (design Antonio Citterio), the material-centric kitchen.
SPATIA (design Antonio Citterio), the all-pervading kitchen.2010
Arclinea Design Cooking School opened, the cookery school network that adopts Arclinea design.2012
ARTUSI OUTDOOR (design Antonio Citterio), the open-air kitchen.2013
GAMMA (design Arclinea Research&Development), the transversal kitchen.2013
New York, Milan, Rome, Vicenza, Paris, Frankfurt, Mexico City, Vancouver... In these and other cities around the world, the Arclinea image and product contributed to spreading the excellence of Made in Italy.2014
After Genoa, Rome, New York and Chicago, Arclinea designed the kitchen project for Eataly in Milan.2014
ITALIA PVD (design Antonio Citterio). The evolution of materials and innovative processes. It is the Arclinea vocation to combine technological research with the use of materials that have always been the main players of its products:2015
Arclinea celebrates its ninetieth anniversary in the very year that Italy hosts EXPO2015. Silvio, Walter, Marillina and Gianni, today at the head of Arclinea, thank the teachings and example received from the generations that went before them and all those who, in these first ninety years of the company's life, have contributed to its growth, development and worldwide success.