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Arclinea

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Arclinea, also known as Arclinea Arredamenti Spa, is an Italian design company. It was founded in Caldogno, Italy in 1925 by Silvio Fortuna, as a carpentry shop: Silvio resumed the business started by his great-grandfather in 1816 and interrupted a century later by the war. The company change its name from "Ditta Silvio Fortuna, lavorazione meccanica del legno" to "Arclinea Cucine Componibili" in the 1960 and it began to focus exclusively on kitchen cabinetry in 1960. At that point, the firm began crafting cabinetry specifically designed to hold appliances, which had typically been considered a separate kitchen design element. This led to a more sleek, streamlined appearance for the kitchen. Angelo, Almerindo and Lena, Silvio's sons, joined the company too.

In the 70's the third Fortuna generation joined the company with the entry of Silvio, Walter, Marillina and Gianni.
The company successfully introduced several modular kitchen designs into the marketplace during the 1960s and 1970s, working with a variety of European designers as Lucci & Orlandini, Carlo Bartoli, Ettore Sottsass e Associati, Roberto Pamio, Enzo Berti. In 1987, Arclinea partnered with Italian architect Antonio Citterio, that designed and coordinated various kitchen models.
Arclinea has been recognized with numerous awards, including Italy's highest design award, the Compasso d'Oro, and the 2004 Elle Decor Designer of the Year Award. Arclinea has also expanded beyond Italy, with locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North and South America. Its first standalone U.S. showroom opened in Boston in 2001, although the product was previously sold in Chicago.
At today Arclinea is still owned and managed by the Fortuna family: in the 2010 with Federico, grandson of Angelo, the fourth generation joined the company.

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.
 ARTUSI. The free-standing kitchen.
 The Arclinea Collection.
 Antonio Citterio Architect.
 ITALIA. The professional home kitchen.
 MEDITERRANEA. The traditional professional kitchen.
 FLORIDA. The light kitchen.
 ARTUSI. The free-standing kitchen.
 The Arclinea Collection.
 Antonio Citterio Architect.
 ITALIA. The professional home kitchen.

2001-2008 
The feel of a home comes from the kitchen
2002
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.
 

Arclinea Project Division.
 LIGNUM ET LAPIS. The material-centric kitchen.
 CONVIVIUM. The socialising kitchen.

 Arclinea Design Team.
 The Arclinea kitchen for the Ambassador of Italy to the USA.

 Arclinea Project Division.
 LIGNUM ET LAPIS. The material-centric kitchen.
 CONVIVIUM. The socialising kitchen.
 

Arclinea Design Team.

'Made in Italy' worldwide
2010
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.


source: arcliena