August 7, 2006 — San Diego, Calif. —Arclinea, the Italian manufacturer of award-winning, contemporary kitchens will open its first showroom in San Diego, in the Park Laurel complex on Fifth Avenue, on Saturday, August 12, 2006.
Arclinea is a privately-owned company founded in 1925 and based in Caldogno, Italy. Regarded as a leader in the worldwide kitchen market, the company is known for its cutting-edge design, use of exquisite materials and innovative technology. The Arclinea Collection is designed and coordinated by the renowned Italian architect Antonio Citterio, designer of products for Maxalto, B&B Italia and Flos, among others. The Collection has been awarded a number of prestigious design awards including the “Metropolitan Modernism Award” and the “Elle Décor Edida.”
Arclinea San Diego is an exclusive distributor of the entire Arclinea Collection. The San Diego showroom works directly with homeowners and the trade to design custom kitchens that meet a wide range of client considerations and requirements.
“We are excited to bring such a high-caliber kitchen collection to San Diego, one that successfully melds culinary passion with innovative design,” says Lisa Wilson-Wirth, president of Arclinea San Diego. “The enthusiastic response we have received attests to the community’s growing appreciation of contemporary design and an increasing demand by San Diego homeowners and the trade for access to the highest quality design product.”
The Arclinea Collection consists of six different kitchen concepts that can be customized in a variety of design and material options and are made-to-order at the company’s Italian headquarters by a team of artisans employing generations of technique. The company’s kitchens are distinguished by a common thread: the kitchen should be a living space, one that is functional and social. Arclinea kitchens incorporate the technology of professional kitchens and adapt them to the requirements of domestic life. Whether a small galley kitchen or a larger space, every Arclinea kitchen is meticulously designed using a thorough study of the movements involved in food preparation and cooking, coupled with a careful contemplation of space. This is evident in the use of the highest quality materials, an expansive range of colors and finishes, and every working aspect of the kitchen.
According to Wilson-Wirth, “Working with Arclinea is a creative experience. The quality of the Arclinea product begins with a custom-made and personally-assisted design. Our in-house architectural staff understands that a kitchen is more than just a room — our design culture focuses on the unique functional, emotional and lifestyle requirements of our clients. All of our kitchens are designed to maximize available space and provide ultimate functionality. The result is a kitchen that is more than just a room but a reflection of who are our clients are and how they live.”
Arclinea San Diego, one of eight distributors of Arclinea kitchens in the United States, is the newest U.S. distributor to open. The company’s flagship showroom, located downtown at 2515 Fifth Avenue in the Bankers Hill neighborhood, will feature examples of the entire Arclinea Collection, including the company’s newest-generation of products. The San Diego showroom is the first U.S. showroom to feature the newest Artusi kitchen, introduced at this year’s Eurocucina in Milan. In addition to the Arclinea Collection, the company is also a dealer for Gaggenau and Miele appliances.The Arclinea San Diego showroom will be open to the public: 10 am – 6 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 am – 8 pm Thursday; and 10 am – 4 pm Saturday; or by appointment. For more information on Arclinea San Diego, visit www.arclineasandiego.com or call 619.564.7440.