September 16, 2016

B&B Italia Becomes Majority Partner in Arclinea

Antonio Citterio’s Principia for Arclinea. All photography courtesy of B&B Italia. 

Two leading Italian manufacturers are joining forces. Investindustrial, through B&B Italia, has agreed to become the majority partner of high-end kitchen manufacturer Arclinea. Silvio Fortuna, whose family is Arclinea’s current sole shareholder, will become president of the company. The Fortunas will continue to own a minority stake and manage the company’s operations.

Antonio Citterio’s Principia for Arclinea. 

“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,” notes Andrea C. Bonomi, managing principal of Investindustrial. “The combination is a great opportunity to strengthen the competitive positioning of the group in global designer furnishings.”

Antonio Citterio’s Steelia for Arclinea. 

This partnership grants both brands the opportunity to accelerate their individual growth initiatives. B&B Italia will expand product offerings into the luxury designer kitchen segment, uncharted territory for the high-end indoor-outdoor furnishings manufacturer. The partnership will come into full effect by the end of September.

Antonio Citterio’s Ray for B&B Italia. 

Antonio Citterio’s Richard for B&B Italia. 

Patricia Urquiola’s Tufty-Time for B&B Italia. 

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