Italian furniture brand Arper announces its programme for the 20th edition of London Design Festival from 17 – 25 September
Arper is a design-led brand creating chairs, tables and furniture for community, work and home. The company focuses on human-centred, sustainable and timeless design whilst exploring the evolution of spaces and relationships.
The latest chapter of this research, The Project of Living, investigates new boundaries between home and work, where everything is in flux and anything is possible. At the same time, it acknowledges our need to live more seamlessly, more flexibly, more sustainably, more inspired.
Aeeri by Peter Kunz
Arper aims to create new spaces that explore these possibilities. With harmonious forms, dynamic colour, and versatile systems that allow us to change and grow. With diverse perspectives and ideas that shape what is next. With responsive design that helps us live better with our planet.
Visitors to Arper’s newly restyled London showroom can discover The Project of Living whilst being immersed in a selection of fluid settings, aimed to encompass everyday life’s activities in a positive, soft and colourful way.
On Tuesday 20 September the Clerkenwell showroom will host Meet the Designers, a private event with Doshi Levien in conversation with Arper’s Head of Product and Design Nicolò Fanzago and moderated by Bethan Ryder, exploring new sofa collection Shaal and the importance of collaboration between product design and manufacturing. By invitation only.
Shaal by Doshi Levien and Ghia by Altherr Désile Park
During LDF the Arper showroom will showcase the brand’s latest collection designed by Doshi Levien, Peter Kunz, Altherr Désile Park, Jean-Marie Massaud and James Irvine.
Items on display include:
Shaal by Doshi Levien – Structured and soft like a basket of pillows, Shaal wraps around us in a welcoming embrace, inviting tactility and warmth into any space, from residential to contract. New for 2022, Shaal expands Arper’s sofa offering, marrying exceptional comfort and flexible modular configuration. A supportive shell cradles Shaal’s deep cushioning, elevating the gracious form of the ground. Shaal’s distinctive design is derived from its dualities: generous yet weightless, anchoring yet adaptable, sustainable yet luxurious. Create the hospitality of home, anywhere.
Oell by Jean-Marie Massaud
Aeeri by Peter Kunz – Like origami creations that fold paper into form, Aeeri bends a single sheet of steel into a slender, sculptural table. Incredibly thin and light, Aeeri radically dematerialises the table with a minimalist gesture, tracing the form’s line to find its very essence. The result is a table that’s pure and clean, timeless and elegant, as well suited to a dining room as it is a home office, workspace or studio. At once strikingly thin yet sturdy and sound, Aeeri appears created through sheer magic.
Ghia by Altherr Désile Park – Expressive spatial landscapes unfold with the new Ghia collection of low tables. Ghia’s soft, sculptural forms and tactile, nature-inspired materials balance the geometric and the organic, infusing a sense of harmony and calm in a diverse range of settings, from a residential lounge to a commercial reception room. With its countless configuration options, Ghia invites curiosity and customisation through perpetual reinvention. Whether adapting a singular statement piece for a new setting, or creating a constellation of diverse forms, any object becomes more meaningful when you make it your own.
Juno 02 by James Irvine
Oell by Jean-Marie Massaud – The equilibrium between utility and beauty finds elegant expression in Oell. This sculptural side table balances on a cylindrical base as smooth and substantial as a stone. Designed to serve in all settings, from residential to commercial and hospitality, Oell’s offset leg and cantilevered table top nestle astride an armchair or a sofa, presenting a convenient, comfortable surface for working, reading, or dining. Essential in form and exquisite in material expression, Oell is quiet but full of character, always at the ready and never in the way.
Juno 02 by James Irvine – Juno 02 embodies new possibilities for plastic with a whisper, not a shout. In 2012, Juno redefined the plastic chair with the minimal gesture of its slim silhouette. Now, years later, Juno 02 reimagines this enduring expression in sustainable plastic and a new palette inspired by the natural world. At once elegant and efficient, simple and sleek, its subtle texture and finish bring refined materiality to the classic form.
For further information, visit Arper.com
All images courtesy of Arper