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


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


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


THEA, the first modular kitchen in natural wood.

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1959 - 1969


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


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


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


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


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


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

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1970 - 1979


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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1986 - 2000


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


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


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


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


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

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2001 - 2008


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


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


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.


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

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2009 - 2015


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


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


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


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


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


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

2016 - 2019


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


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.


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


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


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


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


The Paris-Beaupassage Arclinea Flagship Store opens.


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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