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The concept of the Arclinea kitchen evolves at the same pace as the cultural and social evolution of its users. Basing its combination of tradition and innovation on the criteria of functions, The Brand has modified the kitchen, in time transforming it from a show of status into a space for living, somewhere chosen for the pleasure of preparing, cooking and sharing. There is no doubt that our vision has radically reinterpreted the way kitchens are seen and used. Our approach, founded on careful analysis of the evolution of our collection, has opened two alternative routes. The design of the kitchen, the room that has always been the fulcrum for family life and activity, moves in two different directions: the large ‘socialising” kitchen with its diversified planning aspects and the ‘mimetic’ kitchen with all its totally customisable services and functions, perfect even when space is at a premium due to any reason, for improved layout in terms of multi-functionality. The Brand has applied this analysis of the processes of social change to production criteria, becoming a main player in a sector where it has introduced a new design concept, bringing the features of restaurant kitchens into the home. For a while now we have also offered ‘professional’ kitchens for top-level cuisine: tangible, rational and welcoming layouts for culinary schools. Exemplary, differentiated partnerships that seem almost to draw inspiration from our home kitchens for professional catering design. This evolved mindset, applied to various sectors, has made way for the “Arclinea Project Division”, which thanks to its Hospitality, Marine and Residential divisions is today a constantly expanding international business.

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.

In the beginning there was wood

1925 – 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.

Evolving tradition

1963 – 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.

Growing, consolidating, writing new canons

1970 – 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, a 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 – New communication for the changing times.
1978 – 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.

The product gets the design treatment

1980 – Almerino, Lena and Angelo Fortuna designed the new 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.

Design culture

1986 – 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.

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.

‘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.

Withstand comparison, being unique, exploiting effective, tangible competitive advantages that trigger an unrepeatable emotional experience. For Arclinea, all this implies also operating in different, contiguous environments not always closely connected to the product. The world-wide success of Italian fashion, food, wine and design is a challenge that must be addressed continually and sustained by development of cultural and artistic tourism of the territory and its characteristic inimitable excellences.

This leads to the forging of alliances and partnerships and major collaborations also of international scope, some of which have contributed and continue to contribute to Arclinea’s worldwide success.


Arclinea has been the first partner of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection since 1985. In 1993 Arclinea joined the Intrapresae Collezione Guggenheim, the pioneering loyal group of Italian and international businesses that has enthusiastically backed all the Venice museum’s exhibitions, sharing a passion for art and a belief in cultural communication as a modern form of corporate communications.The collaboration with Peggy Guggenheim Collection became even more strong and concrete when Arclinea was entrusted with the realization of the museum’s internal furniture, for example in the Peggy Guggenheim Café.


Collaboration between Arclinea and Eataly has been born and developed with the desire to promote and spread the notion of Made in Italy with a view to quality and according to a creative vision capable of dialoguing together with tradition and innovation, with coherence, formality and harmony. Eataly is present in important international capitals, following a fascinating ambitious expansion programme. Backed by the determination of its creator, Oscar Farinetti, who decided to believe, invest in and launch a unique idea that has become a successful concept: that of creating international stores that tell of Italian food and wine excellence.

In New York, Rome, Milan, Genoa, Chicago and Istanbul, Arclinea is behind the project for the huge Cookery School classroom.

“Eataly chose Arclinea because in our opinion, nobody else in the world makes beautiful, elegant, sturdy kitchens like Arclinea. We were captivated by Arclinea design”.


The collaboration between Arclinea and Boscolo Etoile Academy, renowned centre of gastronomic culture, started in 2010, when the Academy’s headquarters moved to Tuscania, Viterbo. Two companies alike in their history, authenticity, values, professionalism and international character. Informed choice therefore led the Boscolo Etoile Academy to entrust creation of ‘Gourmet Lab Artusi’ and ‘The Theater of Excellence’ to Arclinea.

This is more than a simple commercial and marketing relationship: it is understanding of visions and intentions, sharing of projects, symbiosis, synergy. This was the first project by Arclinea Design Cooking School, the network of cooking schools characterised by Arclinea signature design.




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