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Leading Italian furniture manufacturer Arper will attend the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018. Arper will present its latest collections together with iconic products, all set within an inspired space created in collaboration with the Barcelona-based architectural office Maio, and with Jeanette Altherr, Creative Director of Arper.
Arper presents “Together” as the leading concept for this year’s edition of the Stockholm Furniture Fair offering a new take and further exploration of the concept first presented at the 2017 Salone del Mobile. “Together” is a new perspective that places relationships at the center of design: the relationship between objects, which are expressed through the synergistic design of shells, bases, accessories, materials and colors; the relationship between objects and space, in which each element is coordinated to the other with flexibility, so as to achieve the best results; and finally, the relationship between spaces and people, expressed through individual choices and customized solutions as a means of self-expression.
“Together” strongly sums up the theme of the community: spaces that adapt to new situations and suit the needs of everyday life. The theme of being together in harmony has always been at the foundation of Arper’s creation, design, and production: shells, bases, accessories, materials, colors, and fabrics that work together flexibly and fluidly in order to achieve top results,” says Claudio Feltrin, Arper President and CEO.
Scandinavia is a very relevant market for Arper. The Arper showroom in Banérgatan in Stockholm has been representing a hub to meet the local design community since it first opened its doors in 2012. Now the company returns to the Stockholm furniture fair, an unmissable appointment of the international design calendar.
A selection of the company's collections, from design icons to most recent news, will be displayed at the stand located at A25: 20. Among the news of the year: Catifa Up, Cila, the Meety table, and Arcos collection of armchairs and sofa.
"Nordic design is the ultimate source of inspiration to us,” says Claudio Feltrin. “We aim at meeting the elegance and the essence of Nordic shapes and materials with our collections. Our presence at the furniture fair in Stockholm will give us the opportunity to present Arper brand, thus also representing an occasion to meet our Scandinavian audience, surrounded by comfort and beauty.”
Press event in Arper’s stand
The Stockholm Furniture Fair is scheduled for 6-10 February 2018 at the Stockholm Fair.
On February 6th, between 2 and 4 pm, the press is welcome to join the open house at the Arper stand ( A25: 20 ) to meet Arper’s Communications Manager, Stefania Zamuner, and hear her talking about the company and the collections. Please confirm your presence to: email@example.com
Arper New Collections at the Stockholm Furniture Fair:
Catifa Up, designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, 2017
As much a part of Arper’s identity as it is a testament to enduring design, Catifa 53 is the piece that started it all. Designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, Catifa 53’s graceful curves and sleek, sensuous silhouette are achieved through an economy of materials––and an exclusive manufacturing process pioneered by Arper to synthesize concept, form, and production.
Catifa’s iconic shape is ubiquitous in use. Comfortable in both residential and contract environments, the collection has been available in an array of colors, materials and constructions. New for 2017, Catifa Up offers a higher backrest than Catifa 53, with the addition of optional armrests in a new design and plush padding to lend stately comfort and support to boardrooms, workplaces, home offices, and conference rooms. A new range of upholstery options delivers visual intrigue to an indelible design. With Catifa Up, elegance and comfort team up to get the job done.
Catifa Up is the latest addition to the Catifa family. A seating collection that has grown organically thoughout the years: since its orginal conception in 1999, Catifa has included six different collections with variations in finish and form, yet has never lost its essential identity. Catifa 46, Catifa 53, Catifa 60, Catifa 70, Catifa 80 and Catifa Sensit, all designed by the Spanish studio LAM, (Lievore Altherr as of April 2016). Complementary, yet singular, Compatible, yet distinctive. Together yet alone, Catifa offers a sensuous synthesis of function and form.
Arcos, designed by Lievore Altherr, 2017
A classical form, repeated. The Arcos collection is a restrained interpretation of Art Deco’s geometric glamor––without the ornamentation. Though lightweight and quiet, Arcos maintains a graphic presence due to its signature cast aluminum armrests that form twin curves evoking the elegant rhythm of archways in the corridors and walkways of classical architecture.
The Arcos collection mirrors its classical source of inspiration in both form and context. Designed with public spaces in mind, the collection features a chair, lounge chair and sofa, all with armrests to accommodate lounge, dining, and waiting room settings. Arcos is designed to be in dialogue with Steeve, Parentesit and Cross to create comfortable environments for rest, relaxation and socializing. Special care was dedicated to the color customizations with the possibility to create a monochrome of velvet-like, inky hues in both upholstery and matte lacquer metal for an expression that signals understated expression.
Cila, designed by Lievore Altherr, 2017
A simple gesture, a sensuous feel. The fluid form of Cila was inspired by the image of layers of cloth enveloping the body. Its silhouette of smooth lines retains a graphic character from its distinctive curve––the most essential symbol of shelter. Like being protected, like being held.
Cila’s easy shape blends into both residential and contract environments and is especially well suited for dining and entertaining contexts. Comfortable yet lightweight, Cila’s plastic shell can be customized in five colors with optional seat cushions or fully upholstered in a range of textures, colors, and styles. Base and leg options include metal legs, wooden legs, a metal sled or a trestle base.
Meety, designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, 2016
Designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, Meety borrows its visual language from the architecture of the bridge: strong but lightweight, supportive but with room for air. Meety’s distinctive aluminum legs provide a sturdy foundation to suspend multiple tabletop options that can be customized to suit diverse contexts. For large group gatherings or the intimacy of home life, Meety’s elegant system has an option to suit any need: a soft, fluid boat shape imparts warmth and openness while the trapezoid tabletop shape can be arranged to meet the myriad demands of the workplace.
New for 2017, Meety’s dynamic system has expanded even further with new finishes and customizations. Thick and substantial smoked glass tabletop options in round or boat-shaped shapes telecast understated allure. New satin matt surfaces in Forbo linoleum are now available in Pebble grey, Powder pink and black. A new range of colors for the Fenix laminate top arrive with options in black, white, Beige Luxor, Efeso Grey or Castoro Ottawa and base options in black, white, or anthracite grey to help the archetypal form of Meety seamlessly integrate into any setting. And for the workspace, Meety is now available with technological features to meet the demands of the modern workspace. Possibilities for cable grommets and trays, built-in vertical cable organization and a modesty panel have added contemporary utility to Meety’s timeless silhouette.
In addition to that, further collections will be completing Arper’s presence at the Stockholm Furniture Fair: Aava chairs, Parentesit acoustic wall mounted and freestanding panels, Dizzie tables, Zinta sofas and Pix ottomans.
Aava, design by Antti Kotilainen, 2013
Aava transforms an essential and efficient form to evocative through the texture and warmth of wood. Soft curves yield a contemporary silhouette that is both striking yet sensitive, an adaptive form that can speak or assimilate to any environment. Made for both residential and contract use, Aava’s wooden shell and base are fabricated in a diverse range of materials, colors and finishes. Pre-compound wood skillfully milled in variable thickness and sheathed in veneer to accentuate its sinuous silhouette, its shell is available in a range of materials.
The Aava collection includes also a stool option. Available in two heights, Aava’s contemporary silhouette is now available in a wooden base that expresses the warmth of materiality. Compatible with both the polypropylene and wooden shells, the new base is available in natural birch effect, natural oak color, natural walnut color and beech-wood to match the colorways of the wooden shells. Aava can be further specified with polypropylene armrests, seat cushions or frontal upholstery for plastic shells and pads for easy stacking. Visually striking, these textures combine to create an adaptive form sensitive to any environment.
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Arper is an Italian furniture company founded in 1989, which distinguished itself right from the start for its innovative products and state of the art processes, as well as for its international approach.
The end of the 1990s marks a fundamental milestone for the company's development, when Arper started its partnerships with the Spanish design Studio Lievore Altherr Molina (Lievore Altherr as of April 2016). This collaboration led to a fortunate series of long sellers such as Catifa chair collection, Kinesit task chair, Saya, Colina, Duna 02, Leaf seating systems, Zinta and Loop sofas and Yop and Wim tables. Arper has collaborated with renowned designers such Antti Kotilainen, Ichiro Iwasaki, Simon Pengelly and Metrica.
The DNA of the brand, which approaches design as a means of action and communication, expresses itself through a special focus on color and system flexibility, in a constant dialogue between form and function.
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Arper’s new partner is the Barcelona-based architecture studio MAIO, founded by Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López and Anna Puigjaner and specialized in the design of flexible systems for the definition of spaces. In collaboration with Jeannette Altherr – studio LA – in charge of the creative direction of Arper’s visual concept, MAIO has designed Arper’s stand with the objective of creating a space that best represents the interaction between architecture and Arper’s collections.
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Lievore Altherr Molina
Lievore Altherr Molina was founded by Alberto Lievore, Jeannette Altherr and Manuel Molina in 1991. Their humanist design approach is informed by the fundamental desire for pure, beautiful forms derived from the constraints of function, technology and context.
They are the recipients of the prestigious National Design Award (1999) in Spain. Lievore Altherr Molina have created some of our most influential and beloved collections such as Catifa, Duna and Leaf.
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The Spanish design studio Lievore Altherr begins in 2016 after a 25 year trajectory as Lievore Altherr Molina.
The Barcelona-based studio specializes in product design & development, strategic consulting, creative direction, art direction, and architecture for internationally recognized design companies.
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Design Office Antti Kotilainen was founded 1997 in Helsinki. Specializing in furniture design his studio also provides product design as well as complete visual concepts ranging from graphic to spatial design.
Characteristic for Kotilainen’s design work is organic functionalism set to meet contemporary qualifications. Behind his work is a drive to refine technical issues and details – of the manufacturing process and the applicability alike – into aesthetics of the final product. His aim is to compose designs that look as effortless as they look essential.
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Per la quarta edizione consecutiva Arper partecipa attivamente a LOVE DESIGN® 2017, l’appuntamento biennale promosso da AIRC Associazione italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro, in collaborazione con ADI Associazione per il Disegno Industriale che si terrà alla Fabbrica del Vapore di Milano dal 20 al 22 ottobre, mese della prevenzione sul tumore al seno.
Arper rinnova nel 2017 il suo contributo alla ricerca donando ad AIRC una selezione di prodotti delle collezioni Catifa, Kinesit, Duna02, Saya, Pix, Sean e Palm che verranno messi in vendita nei giorni della manifestazione. Il ricavato dell’evento sarà destinato alla raccolta fondi a favore della ricerca oncologica italiana.
LOVE DESIGN® è un’iniziativa benefica che coinvolge alcune delle migliori aziende italiane conosciute a livello mondiale per l’eccellenza dei loro prodotti: un appuntamento che unisce produttori, designer e amanti del design nel nome della ricerca scientifica e della solidarietà.
Evento aperto al pubblico con ingresso libero.
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.