Arclinea was founded as a custom manufacturer in Caldogno, Italy in 1925 by Silvio Fortuna.   In the 1960, the company shifted its productions towards kitchen systems, and away from artisinal production, renaming themselves "Arclinea Cucine Componibili" to signal this shift. The "Arc" in the first part of the name is an acronym for Arredamento Razionale Componibile, or "rational modular furniture."  Arclinea's mission is to harmonize creativity and technology, conviviality and functionality, through innovative solutions for spaces that improve our quality of life.