Design by Lievore Altherr Molina, 2001
Catifa 53 is the original: the inspiration that extends to Arper itself. The graceful curved seat and sleek profile are the ultimate synthesis: conceptual purity is achieved through the reduction of the superfluous without loss of sensuality. Utilizing a wide range of finishes, bases and accessories, this almost-universal form may be customized for diverse applications and contexts without altering its essential character. + More - Less
Made for both residential and contract use, indoors and out, the Catifa 53 shell and base are fabricated in a diverse range of materials, colors and finishes. The shell is constructed in double-curved plywood, mono- or patented bi-color polypropylene (an exclusive process pioneered by Arper, available in wide color variation in Catifa 53), covered in leather, faux-leather, fabric or finished with upholstered pads. The base comes in chrome-finish steel, satin-finish stainless steel, aluminum, powder-coated aluminum or wood and is available in the following base configurations: sled, four-legs in tube or wood, cantilevered, aluminum trestle and five-ways. The sled and four-leg bases are stackable to allow for large-scale use and storage. Catifa 53 is also available as a bench and in a lounge version.