WPA Chicago is the exclusive source for B&B Italia, Maxalto and Arclinea in Illinois. In partnership with B&B Italia and Arclinea, WPA Chicago opened the first B&B Italia multibrand store worldwide in April, 2018. The B&B Italia Store Chicago is the first store to integrate all three brands. Expressing a flexible, integrated, contemporary lifestyle, the new store exemplifies a commitment to contemporary design, innovation and quality.
Within the context of this philosophy WPA Chicago, building on a 20 year commitment to the integrity of Italian design, is pleased to offer retail consumers and design professionals a complete collection of furnishings and design planning expertise related to every room in the home. Established in 1998 by a family of architects, artists and builders, WPA Chicago is rooted in a deep understanding of design history and anchored by pragmatic and technical experience. Dedicated to products that embody the creative synergy of great design and flawless workmanship, WPA Chicago is delighted to participate with these two distinguished Italian companies.
WPA Chicago, Wilson Patenaude Associates was originally established by partners Charles Wilson, Aaron Wilson, and Susan Patenaude, AIA, as a design/build company with a focus on high-end residential development. Motivated by a decision to produce contemporary living spaces with kitchens and bathrooms that incorporated the most sophisticated design and impeccable workmanship available, they initiated a working relationship with the Italian cabinet company, Arclinea Arrredamenti spa in 1998. As an organic outgrowth of this fruitful collaboration WPA Chicago introduced Arclinea to the United States and opened the first US Arclinea flagship showroom, formally known as Arclinea Chicago.
WPA Chicago brings seasoned, practical experience to this partnership. The new store will be a platform of quality and professionalism and an important showcase in a market that is increasingly sensitive to design. B&B Italia Chicago will provide not only the exceptional B&B Italia and Arclinea collections, but also highly qualified service to retail customers, architects and developers, both for residential, hospitality, and contract projects.