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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
Martedì 27 giugno Arper, azienda di Monastier di Treviso, ha dedicato un open day ai bambini per accogliere i figli dei dipendenti. I piccoli ospiti hanno avutola possibilità di vivere gli spazi dove lavorano i genitori, trascorrendo la giornata in modo originale e giocoso.
Una giornata dedicata ai più piccoli per vedere dove lavorano mamma o papà, capire cosa fanno nelle ore in cui sono fuori casa e conoscere i colleghi di lavoro.
Via libera al tour tra uffici, scrivanie e reparti produttivi per i bimbi dai 18 mesi in su, accompagnati da genitori e animatori.
I baby-ospiti hanno trascorso la giornata divertendosi con laboratori e attività: accolti dai trampolieri, i bambini hanno dedicato la mattinata a “interpretare” creativamente la seduta Juno, con colori e stoffe. I più grandi hanno riempito l’albero dei pensieri appositamente allestito, e hanno pranzato insieme a genitori e colleghi in un momento di allegria che contagia tutta l’azienda.
Arper ha una media di dipendenti giovani (al di sotto dei 40 anni) ) e le nascite sono un motivo di orgoglio per tutta la famiglia Feltrin: non solamente per Claudio, Presidente e AD dell’azienda, che ha sostenuto con entusiasmo l’iniziativa da subito, ma in primis per il padre Luigi, fondatore dell'azienda insieme ai figli Claudio e Mauro nel 1989 e attuale Presidente d’Onore di Arper, il quale saluta quotidianamente tutti i dipendenti, passando di scrivania in scrivania, di reparto in reparto. Nasce proprio da qui la volontà di creare questa iniziativa volta a conciliare la sfera personale con quella lavorativa, con l’intento che diventi un appuntamento annuale estivo, a seguito della chiusura dell’anno scolastico.
L'azienda ritiene importante creare un ambiente di lavoro che tenga conto delle esigenze dei dipendenti e questo evento vuole testimoniare la centralità delle persone nella visione aziendale di Arper.