The Convivium island by Arclinea

November 2017
During Milan Design Week, Arclinea presented a kitchen project under the direction of Antonio Citterio. The Convivium island, in seamless dialogue with the Convivium unit by Maxalto, became an inbuilt part of the room. Convivium fills the gap with its large cupboard that can co-exist with both kitchen and dining furniture. It’s a unit for dedicated spaces that can hold everything needed for laying the table, as well as small electrical appliances. The Suspended Glass Cabinet is an initial step towards the expansion and development of the Arclinea Collection, a huge ‘abacus’ of exclusive elements, all totally compatible, for designing, creating, and solving real, everyday requirements.
This presentation marked an opportunity for a link between Arclinea, B&B Italia, and Maxalto, with the announcement of important develop- ments. As confirmed by the company president:
“Arclinea and B&B Italia have established a stra- tegic partnership founded on the complementary nature of their respective products and on their extraordinary ability to merge design, tradition, and innovation through an industrial production approach devoted to excellence. Antonio Citterio is a connective thread that unites the two companies. He has collaborated with Arclinea for over 25 years and has created countless top-selling products for B&B Italia. Convivium is an open living space, a kitchen as an organised area where architectonic solutions are the outcome of their location. The main player in this innovative project from 2002 is the convivial island that integrates a big wooden table for food preparation, cooking, and eating.”

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"The interior design of the kitchen has gained a warm look. Gone is the minimalistic trend of bare stone slabs and metres-long brushed-steel surfaces. Now there’s a gentle hybrid blending, where natural wood contrasts with industrial black powdercoated metal profiles and lavish surfaces with textures that complement smooth white marble, or where traditional oiled-oak meets grey travertine stone, creating a tactile and immersive experience."