Arclinea and B&B Italia Join Forces

Arclinea New York. 21 E 26th St. (212) 447-4000.

With collaboration comes innovation. And when two iconic manufacturers join forces, design excellence is sure to ensue. Luxury kitchen manufacturer Arclinea’s recent partnership with B&B Italia connects two iconic design companies that embody the finest of Italian craftsmanship.

Arclinea New York. 21 E 26th St. (212) 447-4000.

The collaboration will strengthen the positioning of both brands in residential and contract markets. “Arclinea has a strong reputation for exceptionally innovative and qualitative kitchen designs, and we see a perfect complementarity with B&B Italia’s current product offering,” says Andrea C. Bonomi, managing principal of Investindustrial (the parent company of B&B Italia).

Arclinea New York. 21 E 26th St. (212) 447-4000.

Antonio Citterio is a connective thread that unites the two companies. He has collaborated with Arclinea for over 25 years and has created countless top-selling products for B&B Italia. Citterio’s namesake firm designed Arclinea’s New York City showroom in 2014. This flagship showcases a selection of high-end Italian kitchens along with living and dining vignettes. “From a space for socializing to a professional-caliber island, each different kitchen interpretation blends perfectly with its surroundings,” Citterio says.

Arclinea New York. 21 E 26th St. (212) 447-4000.

Arclinea's New York flagship is a resource for designers in and beyond the Tri-State area with a turnkey approach: offering creative design services, guidance with appliance selection, and installation assistance. To see example of actual installations, visit the Dream Kitchens section of

Arclinea's Steelia Kitchen in PVD Bronze. 2015 Best of Year Winner. Category: Kitchen Cabinetry.

At Salone del Mobile 2016, Arclinea revealed two Citterio-designed kitchens that are slated to become contemporary classics. The Principia model teams grained wood with stainless steel for a sleek design that integrates dedicated storage units and work zones. The Steelia design, available in black, bronze (pictured above), and champagne steel finishes, pairs innovative technologies with hand-crafted details.

“My approach to kitchens has always been to work on a vision of how the kitchen should be from emotional and practical points of view,” Citterio says. “A kitchen must consider a whole series of linked factors, starting with how we use it, how we move inside it, and how we relate to it.”