For this new project by Antonio Citterio, Arclinea starts with the essence, with the basic principles of the kitchen, reworked: new steel technology and natural wood cutting. The extraordinary result lies in the link between these basic principles, which show something absolutely original: new direction for interior design, new direction for kitchen furnishings, through unprecedented combinations of materials and colours.
Principia teams a grained wood in a “rough” finish with stainless steel in the innovative colours generated with the PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) technological process. Natural materials, innovative production technologies and artisan details in a dialogue with each other and with the evolution of work zones. The resulting new units, dressers and dedicated storage units are then developed internally to become true work zones.
The door on Principia with frame and vertical milling, is available in grained wood with ‘rough’ finish in Fumé Oak, Fossil Oak, teak and in the lacquer colours from the Arclinea range. The integrated handle, the result of a manual production process, is finished with an element in PVD stainless steel, in stainless, Black, Champagne and Bronze finishes.
Architect and designer, he opened his own firm in 1972. Antonio Citterio is currently collaborating in the industrial design sector with Italian and international companies such as Ansorg, Arclinea, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Hermès, Iittala, Kartell, Maxalto, Sanitec (Geberit Group), Technogym, and Vitra. He received the Compasso d’Oro-ADI award in 1987 and 1994. In 2000 he founded a design company with Patricia Viel. This operates on an international level, developing architectural and interior design projects.