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Arper has long been one of my favorite Italian design companies because of their consistency and simple modernism. With the introduction of new products in Milan 2013 this year, they surprised me with their colorful upholstery and whimsical wall storage.
Ply is a series of tables and stools with a triangular shape and engineered to create a continuous line from top through legs.
Dizzie is a demonstration of something that may seem obvious but can have unexpectedly pleasing results: a sole change in color or material can radically alter appearance and attitude.
New fabrics and covers for Catifa 46-53 are now available. Learn more about the Catifa collection here. Available in Kvadrat fabrics, these cushions are designed for both comfort and warmth.
The Aava chair was born from Arper’s first collaboration with Finnish designer Antti Kotilainen, takes this chair form into wood. It also includes a stool version. He explains that “structure-wise the aim of the collection was to compose a seat component that would work perfectly with a whole range of different bodyworks––technically as well as aesthetically.” Read an interview with Antti Kotilainen here.
Saya, which was released last year, is reimagined in a few different versions this year. The addition of a sled base makes it a more contract-frienedly option. Additionally, an upholstered version adds to the functionality and comfort. And a “mini” Saya is created for the little ones.
Wing is a wall-mounted coat hanger that animates the wall with its striated arms, twisting out like a sculpture.
Song is my new favorite coatrack of all times. Coats and scarves and hats form a harmonious song when placed upon the eight music note-shaped arms. It’s available as free-standing or wall-mounted versions.
A selection of nice, graphic-driven designs to complement the rest of this collection.
But that’s not all. I’m very excited to announce that Arper will exhibit for the first time at Neocon in Chicago June 10th-12th with a new permanent exhibition space at the Merchandise Mart. Go visit them at Space #339 on the 3rd Floor!