Catifa 46 Chair & High Stool by Arper
Founded in 1989, Arper are relative newcomers to the furniture design world. Yet the Italian design house has quickly defined itself as a pioneer of state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, creating innovative products that explore the relationship between product, space, people and human networks.
With a strong focus on sustainability, the Arper design ethos revolves around six concepts: balance, family, intuition, light, colour and play: “We design for the world we want to live in.”
Arper also places a strong emphasis on the sharing and broadening of knowledge through international design partnerships. One such collaboration with design team Lievore Altherr Molina, produced the classic Catifa 46 range. A testament to design simplicity, this collection is a perfect fusion of versatility and functionality and is widely regarded as the pinnacle of minimalist elegance.
The sleek profile of the Catifa 46 chair is complemented by a shell seat, specifically designed and manufactured in high quality materials to provide ultimate flexibility. Combined with adventurous colourways, the overall effect is a reflection of the enduring relationship between form and function.
The Catifa 46 collection has been manufactured in a range of materials, bases and finishes and we are fortunate enough to have in stock the Catifa 46 high stools and chairs. Both styles feature shell seats produced in high quality plastic with elegant polished chrome steel bases. The high stools feature the sled base with foot rest, the seat finished in a white matte front with a high gloss white back. The chairs are available in both the sled and technical bases (providing arm rests for further support) and come in a two-tone colourway of a white matte front with a high gloss red back.
These internationally renowned premium visitor chairs project a crispness and elegance that would be a superb addition to any home, office or commercial environment.
The Catifa 46 range is one of the most heavily replicated designs in the furniture industry, so be wary of purchasing copies. These replicas usually resort to inferior quality materials to cut costs, resulting in little to no flexibility of form and consequently an uncomfortable experience.