Arper debuts its flagship showroom in New York City this month. Showcasing a unique vision that blurs the boundaries between residential and work styles, the 4,000 sq. ft. loft space in Soho features furnishing solutions that go beyond function alone and combine simplicity, flexibility and beauty.
“North America is becoming increasingly important for our company as we continue to develop our operations here,” said Claudio Feltrin, Owner and CEO of Arper. “We want the New York City space to not only show our furniture, but to also serve as a place for Arper to collaborate with designers surrounded by comfort and beauty,” he added.
Housed in a historic building dating back to 1904 the sprawling second-floor space features giant windows and ample sunlight. Through the vast windows, one can see sides of the imposing columns that decorate historic facade, adding a layer of texture to the otherwise minimal interior design. New York-based architect Solveig Fernlund was responsible of the architecture and interior design of the space. Barcelona-based Lievore Altherr Molina, long-time collaborators of Arper, involved in the design of most of the product collections, was the creative director in charge of the furniture display.
Arper will showcase its collection of products including chairs – task, lounge and contract models, sofas and tables, including Kinesit task chair, the company’s successful Catifa collections and Parentesit acoustical panels, all designed by Lievore Altherr Molina. The Steeve sofa by Jean-Marie Massaud, Cross table by Fattorini+Rizzini+Partners, Pix ottomans and tables by Ichiro Iwasaki, Nuur table by Simon Pengelly and Juno chair by James Irvine.
Due to its “soft tech” approach in product design, even Arper’s most technical pieces, like Kinesit, employ an intuitive built-in technology hidden out of sight to ensure its beauty and simplicity. The showroom will house the offices of Arper USA, overseeing the company’s operations in North America, including a new operational hub in High Point, North Carolina that will centralize manufacturing and logistics for North America, as well as the company’s showroom in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
New showroom unveiling New York
Thursday, 19 November 2015
Arper Showroom New York
476 Broadway, Suite 2F
New York, NY 10013