Second homes and other seating opportunities - arper in the Design Post Köln
von Vera Siegmund | Feb 14, 2008

If one and the same chair looks as good in the living room as it does in the office or a hotel lobby and in each location looks as though it were tailor made, it could well be a chair by arper. The company, founded in 1989, is one of the most innovative furniture manufacturers in Italy and specializes in seating. The line management of the chairs is clear, rigorous and has a sensuous appeal at the same time. The seat surfaces and shells are generously and casually curved, with a fine feeling arper attains surprising contrasts of shapes and materials.
The founders of arper gained their love of detail through years of experience working with high-quality leather. In particular, the Spanish design team Lievore Altherr Molina are the minds behind this courage to be new. In the almost ten years of successful cooperation they have produced new, always original ranges of seating furniture, several of which were awarded renowned design prizes such as the iF Gold Award. arper's most legendary seats include the comfortable hard-shell chair Duna, the filigree leaf vein chair Leaf with its asymmetrical lattice structure and the most recent example, the classic series Catifa. The latest model, Catifa 80, is again a typical chair by arper and the Spanish design studio: A curved seat with a low backrest reaches out to the person looking for a seat with the inviting gesture of an open hand.
Those who spend a lot of time and effort considering when to lay roots also choose their branches carefully. Headquartered in Monastier near Treviso, arper has presented its collections on a permanent basis in the Design Post Köln since October 2007. arper has found, in the architecturally stimulating environment of the former parcel center, the perfect setting for its seating furniture. The bright, historic halls offer precisely those stylish exhibition areas and places to spend time in which arper seating fits so beautifully - to sit, relax, observe or simply because even waiting can be homely when you are sitting in the right chair. Take a seat in Cologne!

Duna by Lievore Altherr Molina
Catifa 80 by Lievore Altherr Molina
Duna by Lievore Altherr Molina
Leaf Serie by Lievore Altherr Molina
Leaf Liege by Lievore Altherr Molina