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During the London Design Festival, from 20-23 September Arper hosts for the second year the official digital hub of 100% Design: the Arper Bloggers Lounge.
A dedicated area for bloggers and press, the Lounge is the ideal place to work, network, and re- charge, all in a peaceful and inspiring environment. Guests will be able to enjoy free dedicated wi-fi and charging points, as well as refreshments.
Furnished with Arper’s colourful and distinctive collections, The Bloggers Lounge is one of the specially commissioned installations of 100% Design falling under the theme of “Elements”.
New for this year, the Arper Bloggers Lounge will host official interviews, and informal talks open to all visitors, creating stimulating content to be shared on site and extensively on all digital platforms.
Finally, Arper is excited to have been invited to participate with one of its iconic products in this year's show’s immersive installation which explores the theme of Elements on a grand scale. Max Fraser’s entrance feature brings together an edited selection of iconic products from the past and present, celebrating an element of each which boasts intelligent design solutions, sophisticated tooling or innovative production techniques.
ARPER - PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
Arper Bloggers Lounge opening hours
20- 21-22 September 10 am – 6 pm
23 September 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 20 September, 3 pm
Together Alone – is technology helping or hindering millennials to come together?
OnOffice editor Helen Parton will be in-conversation with a leading blogger to find out more.
Thursday 22 September 6 pm – Late opening
100% Design content editor Max Fraser talks about his curation of the show’s entrance feature.
Come and join us:
Arper Bloggers Lounge at 100% Design
Olympia London, Hammersmith Rd, W14 8UX London, United Kingdom
Sophie Fabiani, Communications Manager UK, Arper UK Showroom: 11 Clerkenwell Rd, EC1M 5PA
T: +44 (0) 20 7253 0009
Notes to editors:
Arper is an Italian company that designs, produces and distributes worldwide tables, chairs, and furnishings for the home, office and contract sectors. Arper is renowned for its colourful and versatile collections which adapt and blend into the layout of each project, offering innovative solutions to specific requirements of flexibility and customisation.
100% Design is the commercial cornerstone of the London Design Festival and the largest and ￼longest running design trade show in the UK, taking place in one of London’s most inspiring ￼venues, Olympia London.
At 2017 Salone del Mobile in Milan, Arper – Italian company that manufactures furnishing solutions – has presented a new booth concept that has earned them the famous “Best of Best” award at Iconic Awards 2017 in the “Architecture” category.
The Spanish architecture firm MAIO has designed the booth together with Jeannette Altherr – creative director of the Arper’s visual concept – with a brand new approach in exhibit design. The aim was to create a space where architecture would interact with Arper collections. The outcome is a system that consists of various geometric shapes that can be put together and reorganized in different ways.
The single elements are also a bearing structure as they are free-standing, simple to assemble and extremely efficient.
Flexibility and versatility are, together with essential shapes, the key values of Arper’s design. The Iconic Awards Jury has positively evaluated the concept of the individual living environments, that put together in modular form not only create an impressive overall image but work sensationally well even in the details. The story appropriately describes a small city. In the centre there is the cosmopolitan world, surrounded by the variously designed spaces/living environments, which together with the furnishings exhibited represent a home, a workplace or both in one, respectively. A lovely idea that plays intelligently with the viewer's imagination and arouses positive emotions while doing so.”
At Salone del Mobile this new concept was developed in two different versions.
Besides its remarkable presence at Pavilion 16, Arper has displayed its collections also at Pavilion 22, in Workplace 3.0, where the exhibition takes on a different connotation both in terms of shapes and materials used.
The second booth reveals itself as a play of shadows and transparencies that enhances the continuity of space, thanks to the coating made of a translucent material which helps to increase the perception of space.
The Iconic Awards are awarded by the German Design Council that takes into account the whole design process and the interaction of individual disciplines. The international jury is composed by famous representatives of these sectors: Architecture, Design and Corporate Communication. The Awards ceremony will take place on 4th October at the Expo Real Fair at BMW Welt in Munich.
The Italian furniture company Arper debuts its first Meeting Hub in Belgium, located in an ancient villa in the peaceful countryside near Bruges (Flanders). The 120 m2 space in Beernem will give a lively impression of the versatile Arper collection of designer chairs, sofas and tables. Architects, interior designers and design enthusiasts are invited to meet, get inspired and develop their projects in the serene setting of the Meeting Hub. The Arper space will also be used for training sessions, as the quiet surroundings boost concentration levels.
Arper manufactures and distributes designer chairs, sofas and tables for contract, home and work sectors worldwide. The company is the outcome of an entrepreneurial project that began in 1989 as the evolution of a small leather manufacturing company founded in the 1980s by the Feltrin family. Today Arper is an international company with 11 showrooms in major design capitals worldwide. Each showroom plays a strategic role in the development of each local market. Four showrooms house the offices of the Group’s subsidiaries: New York, Dubai, London and Tokyo. Currently, two branches exist: Arper Sweden and Arper Singapore. The showrooms in Milan, Cologne, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Oslo, Chicago are brand ambassador exhibition spaces and places for the local design communities to meet and discuss. Additionally, Arper has an in-house showroom at its Headquarters in Treviso.
Within this growth process, the opening of the Arper Meeting Hub in Belgium is an important step forward for Arper, as it foresees the possibility to build new long lasting collaborations and further develop existing relationships with the local design community in Belgium. The Meeting Hub will primary be a place for designers to enhance their creativity and to co-create. To that end, the new Meeting Hub will be hosting gatherings, meetings and trainings. “We are pleased to inaugurate this beautiful space – says Claudio Feltrin, Arper President and CEO – Belgium is representing a relevant opportunity for Arper, and the meeting hub is the perfect space for architects and designers to meet, share ideas and create”.
The Meeting Hub in Beernem is dedicated to the company’s furnishing solutions that go beyond function alone and combine simplicity, flexibility and beauty. The style of the collections reflects an essential and contemporary elegance that express timeless values. Arper will showcase its collection of products including chairs – task, lounge and contract models –, sofas and tables. Among them the company’s successful Catifa collections, Parentesit acoustic wall mounted and freestanding panels and the Kinesit task chair, all designed by Lievore Altherr Molina. Other representative collections that shaped Arper’s identity are the Steeve sofa by Jean-Marie Massaud, Pix ottomans and tables by the Japanese designer Ichiro Iwasaki, Nuur table by Simon Pengelly and Juno chair by James Irvine.
Arper Meeting Hub