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Our History is our Future

What makes us is our history, what inspires us is our heritage. We feed off the creative impulses and visions of the past, forcing us to imagine our new legacy, one based on the Arketipo way. From what made us, to what makes us think to today, everything is grounded in a past that is forever present, forever pushing us forwards.

Arketipo is Firenze

For centuries, Florence and its surroundings has attracted everything from the artisan to the grand masters of design and education. The morning coffee, the seasons fashions, our innate sense of style is all derived from their contribution; their personality, vision and trend setting has helped define our own professional work.
We use our heritage to help guide us to a new age. An age of research and development, an age of instant approval, likes and shares. The ethos of Italian design & culture is released into these new environments; ones our clients across the world share.

Crafting unique and original items

Ours is a story that looks to make grand steps in shaping our ethos and worldview. Take our logo, an evolution that encapsulated the 70’s style which understood its place with sensuality and strong typography to a switch in the new millennium which saw how fashion shaped design in a multi-discipline way.
Our logo reflects that styling with one important note, Firenze in our title. It shows how we still look to our heritage for constantly pivoting to the new.

The word Arketipo has its roots in ancient Greece. It is the combination of the words ἀρχή (arkhē): beginning, origin and τύπος (tỳpos): sort, type.
Such a strong and ambitious name, perfectly highlighted from the very beginning what our mission would be: to transform ideas into unique and original items.

One size does not fit all

We are not the Big Mac of the furniture world. Uniform, mass manufactured and dull.
We are the gourmet burger experience. The essence between both burgers is the same; the difference is the execution. We study, we talk, we identify, we feel different things from the raw materials, what we get is something different, every single time. Where one sees a wood, metal and cloth, we see a craft, a desire to bring a pleasurable endeavour to the soul and delight for years to come.
It’s about crafting a truly bespoke vision. One that takes our blueprint and makes it something truly unique for each and every person that chooses Arketipo; because when someone comes to Arketipo they want something that can give liberty to express themselves and their ideas. We see our role as a partner, one who can make the subtle or the bold, one who can uncover a trend and one who can make a style unique to any and every person.
Arketipo is this. Craftspeople of experiences, where every idea is considered in its approach. Our creations, designed to accommodate every client, from domestic to contract.

Perfection is boring

I think we have created something special.
We have spent years and countless hours creating the company that is, Arketipo.
We have Perfection Compulsive Disorder; a culture that is reflected in our nature, our passion, our identity.
Perfection is boring. We should be excited by the chase, not the goal, only then can you view the product with different eyes, another point of view. Perfection can then not exist in the real world, we can get close and that is satisfaction for me, but seeing the signs of a truly handmade design tells you a story greater than the final product ever will.
We are obsessed about details. The absence of detail is sometimes detail in itself, and there is no diktat to the process. It’s something you feel, you see, you breathe, you live.

Lorenzo Cattelan


Iso 9001

Since February 2017 we have been ISO9001 certified and we constantly ensure that the company policy is understood, implemented and maintained at all levels.