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At the 2019 edition of the Stockholm Furniture Fair, held in Stockholm from 5th February to 9thFebruary, the Italian design brand Arper aims to interpret current trends in working models, paying particular attention to their constant evolution. A selection from the company’s collection,including both design iconic and innovative products, will be on display at stand A13:20. The new products showcased are the work of design duo Lievore Altherr.

The new pieces include Paravan, the modular partition system, the Cila Go multifunctional chair and the elegant stackable chair Stacy. The ergonomic office chair Planesit and an updated version of the Cila chair will also be on display. The previously launched Kiik and Pix Cubo, by Japanese designer Ichiro Iwasaki, will also be present at the exhibition.

In response to the rapidly changing nature of our working requirements, Arper has developed the concept of lifelong learning: in order to keep up with continual technological and scientific changes, the world of work must in turn update itself continuously. Arper reflects this dynamism in the design of its products.

An example of such need is that of delimiting larger spaces. The Paravan collection is a modular language of panels that can be combined to create new expressions to delineate space. The award-winning design studio Lievore Altherr has focused a lot on the use of colours and structures in this new collection. Paravan is sculptural in form and architectural in execution, both articulating and creating space. Like parentheses to enclose a conversation, Paravan creates intimacy in open areas with sound absorbing panels to support focus, concentration and collaboration.

The updated model Cila Go is a multifunctional chair that offers expanded possibilites for seating and includes a stool, a chair and an armchair designed for learning and training contexts and contract uses. Cila Go also offers storage options for books, briefcases orbackpacks, tablets, computers and supplies. A classic cape is the inspiration behind Cila’s form. Design duo Lievore Alther points to how the cape has always been a symbol of knowledge, but at the same time can be considered as a shield. The light shape easily melts into the environment. Wheels on the base create ease in forming flexible seating configurations in classrooms from bigger group arrangements in rows or circles, small group pod learning or individual space.


”In the developing Cila Go, we looked at the work of Félix Candelas, who worked with structuresbased in the use of the hyperbolic paraboloid to create undulating buildings offering a protective arc. Protection and shelter also foster concentration and trust – both needed for learning and in life in general” says designer Alberto Lievore.

The stylish Stacy chair is lightweight and can be trolley stacked up to 40 chairs for ease of transport in provisional and impromptu seating environments like universities, conference rooms, auditoriums, churches or public spaces.

The modular collection Kiik consists of seating, tables, ottomans and consoles in graphic forms - with a myriad of different configuration possibilities - that create moments for working, gathering or relaxation. Kiik has been created to address the needs of waiting rooms, university lounges, workspaces, meeting areas and mixed-use spaces. Its modular nature and material finish specification options make Kiik a complementary addition to any context.

Kiik is designed by designer Ichiro Iwasaki, who also designed the playful ottoman Pix Cubo. Pix Cubo is available in all colors of the rainbow and, like building blocks, it can be arranged in endless compositions for home or contract.

Arper stand at the Stockholm Furniture Fair is 118 square metres in size and was designed by Barcelona-based architectural office MAIO. Italian stylist Favaloro is responsible for the booth design.

Architecture firm MAIO says: "The project designed for Stockholm booth answers to the question of organizing a compact space, achiving a free plan distribution and allowing Arper brand to be recognized from afar. It consist of a simple architectural gesture, a curved wall that acts as a theatrical background that articulates the space of the exhibited furniture".

Visit Arper at the Stockholm Furniture Fair on stand A13:20.

5–8 February, 9.00am-6pm
9 February, 10am-5pm

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Arper announces the opening of a new showroom in Downtown Los Angeles. The showroom, which is the Italian design brand’s third location in the U.S. and 12th globally, is the company’s latest step towards strategic growth throughout the American market.

The Los Angeles showroom was designed by New York-based architect Solveig Fernlund under the creative direction of Jeannette Altherr from Barcelona. The showroom, which totals approximately 3,000 square feet, houses Arper’s range of furnishings within a light- filled space, enlarged with high ceilings and oversized windows, which look out to an outdoor courtyard.

“The aim was to create a variation of spaces – both large and small, intimate and grand – that would maximize the experience and presentation of the furniture,” said Solveig Fernlund, architect. “All come together with natural light and flow, allowing visitors to explore alone or with assistance.”

The showroom is divided into two main areas – a lounge, which features compositions of products such as Zinta, Loop, Colina and Arcos; and an office and meeting area, featuring more task- oriented collections including Cross, Kinesit, Meety and Catifa Sensit.

While designing the showroom, the team intently focused on light, space and color, all of which represent shared values between the brand and location of the new showroom.

“L.A. is more closely aligned with Mediterranean culture than Arper’s other locations in New York or Chicago,” said Jeannette Altherr, creative director. “Both in terms of climate and vegetation, but also through the influence of Modernism, with which clean, rational lines and a mix of vibrant colors speaks to the emotions. We wanted this to come across in the showroom, which projects a tactile and happy atmosphere with a sense of optimism.”

Arper’s decision to establish a location in Los Angeles allows the company to operate bicoastally and more readily meet the needs of the California market – Arper’s second largest in North America for sales, and one of its fastest growing regions globally. The new showroom is part of the brand’s overall U.S. expansion effort, which also includes a new manufacturing facility in High Point, N.C. – the company’s first outside of Italy, which commenced production earlier this year.

Arper Los Angeles is located at 550 South Hope Street, Suite 275, and is open by appointment Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

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Giovanni Peracin is the new Group Brand & Marketing Director of Arper, the Treviso-based company that creates exclusive furnishings (chairs, tables, and other accessories) for community, work and home. Arper continues along the path of consolidating its organizational structure, with the aim of strengthening one of the company's strategic development guidelines.

“We are very happy that Giovanni has joined the team” says Claudio Feltrin, Arper’s President. “We are confident that he will bring innovation and creativity to the company, thanks to his international background, also matured in different sectors. We strongly believe that drawing on experiences that are not strictly related to furniture can enhance our success. A different take on the dynamics we know can really make the difference. In this sense, Arper is a true container of experiences, which we invest on to get best results. I will work closely with Giovanni and the whole team to define together the future Arper.” Mr Vincenzo Rivizzigno, the Managing Director, and the entire Group’s Top Management also give their welcome to Mr Peracin, confident that his new role will further contribute to their growth.

Giovanni Peracin was born in Padua. A graduate in Political Science, he has gained international experience holding positions of increasing responsibility in Brand, Marketing, Communication and Sales for fashion companies the like of Levi Strauss and Loewe (LVMH Group) in Spain. After a decade spent abroad, he came back to Italy where he furthered his professional career holding the role of Marketing & Sales Director for VF CORP. He then became Playlife Business Unit Director in the Benetton Group and Senior Vice-President Marketing in Geox SpA.

"Arper is a Brand with a great personality, innovative spirit and a strong international presence. I unreservedly share the values on which it is based, and I am sure that together we can further the growth of this exciting company” says Giovanni Peracin.

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