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About/Mission

The aim of Arclinea is to produce projects that last, capable of generating the desired kitchen each time. Because, while perfection can exist on paper, it only happens when the project fully meets all the demands made of it: a synthesis of combined values.

The Arclinea response to this complexity has always been to marry technical and practical precision, the innovation of shape and that of space together with the decision, taken many years ago, to work with the designer Antonio Citterio, to produce not only accessories and furnishings, but new architectures for living. Each innovation anticipates the evolution of cooking spaces, always at the service of a design approach that embraces the change with which Arclinea intends to keep alive the great Italian tradition, enhanced thanks to more precise design of tools, materials, shapes and everyday spaces.

Contributing to improvement of the quality of life is, for Arclinea, the real commitment that has guided business choices made over the years and which is evident in all the scopes of its projects. Quality, also intended as protection, therefore, striving to fulfil all the measures needed to respect man and the environment in an industrial sector. An ability for work organisation, perfect integration of the relationship between man and machine, optimisation of times and human resources - these are the ingredients that have made Arclinea one of the companies on the cutting edge of the Italian furnishing industry.

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1925 - 1958

1925

The company is set up in Caldogno as a specialist wood-workshop. It bears the name of its founder, Silvio Fortuna Senior.

1950

The company’s wood-working activity develops: from manufacture of doors and windows to the production of ‘Swedish-style’ furniture.

1958

THEA, the first modular kitchen in natural wood.

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1959 - 1969

1960

From wood-workshop to company, the birth of the Arclinea brand. The company specialises in the manufacture of kitchen furniture.

1963

CLAUDIA (design A. and L. Fortuna), the first kitchen with built-in electrical appliances.

1965

The production site moves and expansion of the new factory in Caldogno begins.

1966

SILVIA (design A. and L. Fortuna), the kitchen in solid Italian walnut.

1968

NOVIACOLOR (design A. and L. Fortuna), the kitchen that innovates the modern ‘laminate” with colour.

1969

After Turin, Prato and Rome, an Arclinea Centro Cucine opens in Vicenza.

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1970 - 1979

1970

GAMMA30 (design A. and L. Fortuna), the big European modular kitchen with handle-free doors.

1972

MINISPAZIO (design A. Fortuna), the 'home' project by Arclinea: a design and production division for small spaces, for the private residential building sector and the tourism residential sector.

1975

Arclinea ‘advertising’ for the changing times: innovative and outside the box.

1978

Arclinea presents "Cucina in cucina". A recipe book before they were even fashionable: a collection of Italian regional recipes written by Arclinea customers, with an introduction by Mario Soldati.

1979

PUNTO&LINEA (design A. Fortuna), a versatile programme that connects the kitchen to the rest of the home, replacing walls and keeping walk-through units and also inventing spaces and new dimensions.

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1980 - 1985

1980

Lena, Angelo and Almerino, the daughter and the sons of the founder Silvio Fortuna Senior, inaugurate the new factory in Caldogno.

1980

ALISSO (design Lucci and Orlandini), the ergonomic kitchen.

1982

KNOCK DOWN (design Carlo Bartoli), the first free-standing kitchen.

1984

GRES (design Roberto Pamio), the handle-free kitchen is reworked elegantly in a new choice of materials.

1985

ODEON (design Carlo Bartoli), the Arclinea home system.

1985

The Arclinea communication campaign puts the kitchen firmly back in the ‘centre’ of the home.

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1986 - 2000

1988

ITALIA (design Antonio Citterio), the first professional kitchen conceived for the home.

1992

MEDITERRANEA (design Antonio Citterio), the professional traditional kitchen.

1995

FLORIDA (design Antonio Citterio), the light, versatile kitchen.

1999

ARTUSI (design Antonio Citterio), the free-standing professional kitchen.

2000

The birth of the Arclinea Collection: a recognisable, inimitable “unicum” of solutions.

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2001 - 2008

2002

CONVIVIUM (design Antonio Citterio), the socialising kitchen with the table in the centre.

2007

The birth of the Arclinea Project Division with its Hospitality, Marine and Residential offices: innovative solutions for design needs, all over the world.

2007

Arclinea designs the kitchen for the American residence of the Italian Ambassador in the United States, in Washington D.C. A professional home project that meets the need to prepare up to 200 covers.

2008

LIGNUM ET LAPIS (design Antonio Citterio), the evolution of shapes, materials and layout solutions for the convivial kitchen.

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2009 - 2015

2010

SPATIA (design Antonio Citterio), the kitchen for multi-functional spaces.

2010

The birth of the Arclinea Design Cooking School (ADCS), the international cookery school network that features Arclinea design.

2012

ARTUSI OUTDOOR (design Antonio Citterio), the open-air kitchen.

2013

GAMMA (design Arclinea Research&Development), the transversal, versatile handle-free kitchen.

2014

After Genoa, Rome, New York and Chicago, Arclinea designs the kitchen project for Eataly in Milan.

2014

From stainless steel to PVD stainless steel: steel now comes in colours, thanks to research and technological innovation.

2016 - 2019

2016

PRINCIPIA (design Antonio Citterio), a new direction for kitchen furnishings, through unprecedented combinations of materials and colours.

2016

Arclinea joins the B&B Italia Group. This strategic partnership is based on common values of design, innovation, and quality, and a shared approach to production and industry that hinges on excellence.

2017

Arclinea enters the prestigious B&B Italia store in London.

2018

During Milano Design Week, Arclinea inaugurates its new Flagship Store at number 7 Via Durini, the world’s most famous design street.

2018

Opening of the Multibrand Store in Chicago, the first showroom for collections by Arclinea, B&B Italia and Maxalto.

2018

Arclinea, with B&B Italia, Flos and Louis Poulsen, becomes part of Design Holding, the largest European top-end design group.

2019

The Paris-Beaupassage Arclinea Flagship Store opens.

2019

Arclinea inaugurates its new Show Room & Training Center at the production site in Caldogno.

2020 - today

Arclinea celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Arclinea and Antonio Citterio present “The Kitchen Collection”, the new catalogue that gives an up-close look at the exclusive Arclinea Collection.

Arclinea presents THEA: clean-cut lines, new geometrics for details and an absence of handles are the characteristics of the new project by Antonio Citterio, which bears the same name as the first kitchen produced by Arclinea.

New configuration of the production process: heavy investment into machinery, systems, and software to make Arclinea strongly competitive in Industry 4.0 terms by the end of 2021.

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