February 15, 2017
Arclinea New York is an Italian-Born Company Dedicated to Creating Iconic Kitchens
'Our kitchens are accessible and understandable for people who love design and who love to cook. Everything we do is about coming up with the right solution for the right household.'
by Deborah L. Martin photographer Arclinea New York
"The genius of Arclinea as a company is that our kitchens are contemporary, but also classic and warm," says Daniel Yarom, president of Arclinea New York. In his showroom on 26th Street, he emphasizes the company focus on great design. "We have had a long collaboration with the architect Antonio Citterio, we were the first modular kitchen company, and the first to focus on coordinating appliances with cabinetry." Founded by Silvio Fortuna Senior in 1925, the family is still involved in the company today. Says Yarom, "This year we merged with B&B Italia, another strong Italian luxury brand, and this partnership allows us to better service developers as well as provide furniture along with our kitchen packages."
Since the 1960s, Citterio has been creating some of the company's most iconic designs, and in the 1990s he became Arclinea's main designer. With Citterio's design creativity, the company has created fully customizable, luxurious, and functional kitchen packages that are both practical and elegant. "The kitchens are legos for adults," says Yarom. With finishes ranging from sleek stainless steel to wood veneer and lacquered laminates in both matte and high shine finishes, the company offers something for every design style. "Some of our most popular finishes are in the Steelia collection. We use a process known as Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) on stainless steel to create a beautiful color collection that is highly durable." The steel comes in bronze, black, and champagne, and adds warmth to a very industrial-type surface. With details like beveled counter surfaces in different widths and heights, rolled edges, and inset handles and hardware, as well as adjustable components such as tables that can be raised to standing height with the touch of a hidden button, Arclinea provides a complete range of options to satisfy every design urge. "Our kitchens are accessible and understandable for people who love design and who love to cook. Everything we do is about coming up with the right solution for the right household."
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