Arper → Between Products and Spaces
Arper is an Italian home, office and contract furniture company established in 1989.
Environmental quality and sustainability together with the use of low-emitting recyclable materials are the cornerstones of Arper’s production policy. This is why in 2005 Arper set up an environmental team dedicated to controlling and managing product environmental impact from cradle to grave.
Arper furniture collections are distributed via an international sales network and displayed in showrooms in strategic cities worldwide including Milan, London, Cologne, Stockholm, New York and Dubai.
Arper collaborated with Lievore Altherr Molina to produce a series of classic products. They include the family of Catifa chairs which have sold over a million units since 2001.
Arper has called upon other leading international designers to create its chairs, tables, sofas, stools and small armchairs. Jean-Marie Massaud, Simon Pengelly, Ichiro Iwasaki, James Irvine, Antti Kotilainen and Rodolfo Dordoni have all worked on Arper collections.
Arper has its own global environmental policy, which aims to minimise its environmental impact.‘We frame everything—our soft, essential design sensibility, our direct and personalized service, our organizational and corporate policies, our global brand identity—in terms of human values’.
The first act is accepting responsibility: we are part of the problem. We all are. Such a declaration demands a response: We’re designers, we engage problems, let’s start to design a responsible way forward’.