Arper is an Italian company producing and distributing office, home and contract sector furniture worldwide, it's fulfilling an entrepreneurial project dating to 1989 that grew out of leather workshop founded by Luigi Feltrin, the company President. The creativity and passion of the founder together with the research and innovation promoted by his sons Mauro and Claudio – now company Managing Director - are the qualities distinguishing a company offering interdisciplinary expertise and strong organisational and managerial skills.
At the end of the 1990s, Arper launched an industrial project that took the company into the design field and led to the use of new materials and technologies and a marked change in scale. The encounter with the Lievore Altherr Molina design firm was another important milestone resulting in a fruitful collaboration leading to a series of new products that would turn out to be classics including the Catifa chairs collection that have sold over a million units since 2001. Arper has called upon other leading international designers to create its products. Jean-Marie Massaud, Simon Pengelly, Ichiro Iwasaki, James Irvine and Rodolfo Dordoni, have all brought their different cultural backgrounds, thoughts and languages while interpreting the distinctive Arper style: a sleek, sophisticated, contemporary style assuming timeless universal forms, fitting perfectly into all settings.
Although Arper products resemble spontaneous creations obtained without any apparent effort, they are the result of rigorous mix of technology, costs, materials, function, use and taste. Environmental quality and sustainability together with the use of low-emitting recyclable materials are the cornerstones of Arper’s production policy.
Arper collections are distributed via an international sales network and displayed in single-brand showrooms situated in strategic cities worldwide: Milan, Cologne, New York, Chicago, Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, London.
- XXII Compasso d'Oro ADI Nuur design by Simon Pengelly for Arper 2011
- Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2012 Arper Brand Identity 2012
- IF CommunicationDesign Award Arper Brand Identity 2011