Concept Arclinea kitchen
Antonio Citterio: almost a lifetime of designing for Arclinea
For more than 35 years Arclinea is working together with the renowned Italian designer Antonio Citterio (1950). Citterio has been involved in architectural work and interior design all over the world. For his work he has received many design awards, including the prestigious Compasso d’Oro. In 2008 he was awarded the title of ‘Royal Designer for Industry’.
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Antonio Citterio about designing for Arclinea
“If I had to define my designer work for Arclinea with one word, I would say ‘context’. The study of how the kitchen is at the same time a work space and a room that is part of everyone’s life, has always been a key element of my approach in my work with Arclinea.
In designing kitchens, it is fundamental not to start from the functionality, style or aesthetics but to focus on that complex production process that takes place in the ‘kitchen space’. The aesthetic and physical function are no less important, but they too relate to this complexity.
In my work I always pay attention to the characteristic work processes and flows in the kitchen. From the start I wanted to apply design to shapes as well as to the concept of space not solely dedicated to the preparation of food and to the dining table but also to the conduction of other living functions.
The most interesting aspect about working with Arclinea is that of not designing models but compatible elements. Each designed element can be transferred to different models. These elements are capable of evolving but anyhow remain parts of a system, an open system that never disowns its matrix.”