The kitchen is the place where food is magically transformed, according to nature and culture. The kitchen is where rituals are invented, desires are expressed and habits created. The Arclinea kitchen is the abacus of elements compatible for designing, creating and easily meeting real, everyday needs. Because the kitchen must be where cooking is a tangible pleasure, a totally customisable area featuring innovative technologies and modern creativity that goes beyond time. Based on these principles, Arclinea has accompanied, interpreted and often anticipated the great changes and evolutions in society. The concept of the Arclinea Collection is expressed through Design, Exclusive Manufacturing Processes and Transversality.
Born in Meda, Italy in 1950, Antonio Citterio graduated from Politecnico di Milano, one of the country’s most prestigious schools, in 1975. Having begun his designs in 1972, Citterio collaborated with architect Terry Dwan between 1987 and 1996 and the duo designed buildings in Europe and Japan. In 2000, Citterio opened the architecture and design office together with designer Patricia Viel where they developed international projects.
Antonio Cittorio currently works in the field of industrial design. His customer portfolio includes many Italian and international brands such as Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Hermès, Iittala, Kartell, Maxalto, Sanitec (Geberit Group), Technogym and Vitra.
Having received the Compasso d’Oro-ADI award in 1987 and 1994, the designer has been teaching at the Department of Architectural Design at Mendrisio Academy of Architecture in Switzerland since 2006. He was given the title “Royal Designer for Industry” in 2008.