Cila design Lievore Altherr
Arcos design Lievore Altherr Molina
Meety new finishes design Lievore Altherr Molina
Catifa update design Lievore Altherr Molina
Parentesit freestanding design Lievore Altherr Molina
Creative Direction of communication, I Saloni stand, EIMU:
design Studio Altherr
In collaboration with:
Styling: Studio Bakker
Graphic design: Clase Bcn, 2x4, Emeyele
Photography News: Marco Covi, Salva Lopez
Photography News: Scheltens Abbenes, Salva Lopez
Showroom Milano: design Studio Altherr
A simple gesture, a sensuous feel. Cila's fluid form was inspired by the image of layers of cloth enveloping the body. Its silhouette of smooth lines retains a graphic character from its distinctive curve––the most essential symbol of shelter. Like being protected, like being held.
Cila’s easy shape blends into both residential and contract environments and is especially well suited for dining and entertaining contexts. Comfortable yet lightweight, Cila’s plastic shell can be customized in six colors with optional seat cushions or fully upholstered in a range of textures, colors, and styles. Base and leg options include metal legs, wooden legs, a metal sled or a trestle base.
Currently in development, Arper is creating a version of Cilas designated for the learning sector designed by studio Lievore Altherr. The chair is inspired by the sensation of a cloth wrapped against the body offering protection and comfort––both an embrace and like a cape. The symbol of the cape lends dual resonance in an educational environment, evoking the both the magician and the sage...
A classical form, repeated. The Arcos collection is a restrained interpretation of Art Deco’s geometric glamor––without the ornamentation. Though lightweight and quiet, Arcos maintains a graphic presence due to its signature cast aluminum armrests that form twin curves evoking the elegant rhythm of archways in the corridors and walkways of classical architecture.
The Arcos collection mirrors its classical source of inspiration in both form and context. Designed with public spaces in mind, the collection features a chair, lounge chair and sofa, all with armrests to accommodate lounge, dining, and waiting room settings. Arc is designed to be in dialogue with Steeve, Parentesit and Cross to create comfortable environments for rest, relaxation and socializing. Special care was dedicated to the color customizations with the possibility to create a monochrome of velvet-like, inky hues in both upholstery and matte lacquer metal for an expression that signals understated expression.
Arcos is currently in preview with customized orders beginning January 2018.
As much a part of Arper’s identity as it is a testament to enduring design, Catifa 53 is the piece that started it all. Designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, Catifa 53’s graceful curves and sleek, sensuous silhouette are achieved through an economy of materials––and an exclusive manufacturing process pioneered by Arper to synthesize concept, form, and production.
Catifa 53’s iconic shape is ubiquitous in use. Comfortable in both residential and contract environments, the collection has been available in an array of colors, materials and constructions. New for 2017, Catifa 53 is now available in a high backrest model with optional armrests and plush padding to lend stately comfort and support to boardrooms, workplaces, home offices, and conference rooms. A new range of upholstery options, including a fully upholstered shell, delivers visual intrigue to an indelible design. With Catifa 53, elegance and comfort team up to get the job done.
Designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, Meety borrows its visual language from the architecture of the bridge: strong but lightweight, supportive but with room for air. Meety’s distinctive aluminum legs provide a sturdy foundation to suspend multiple tabletop options that can be customized to suit diverse contexts. For large group gatherings or the intimacy of home life, Meety’s elegant system has an option to suit any need: a soft, fluid soap shape imparts warmth and openness while the trapezoid tabletop shape can be arranged to meet the myriad demands of the workplace.
New for 2017, Meety’s dynamic system expands even further with new finishes and customizations. Thick and substantial smoked glass tabletop options in round or rectangular shapes telecast understated allure. A new range of colors for the Fenix laminate top arrives with options in black, white, Beige Luxor, Efeso Grey or Castoro Ottawa and base options in black, white, or anthracite grey to help the archetypal form of Meety seamlessly integrate into any setting. And for the workspace, Meety is now available with technological features to meet the demands of the modern workspace. Possibilities for cable grommets and trays, built-in vertical cable organization and a modesty panel have added contemporary utility to Meety’s timeless
New for 2016, Arper extends the functionality of the Parentesit range to include wall models with integrated technology and freestanding models. Architectural in scale, Parentesit Freestanding carves out
a three-dimensional space for concentration and privacy in shared workspaces. Parentesit Wall Panel is newly updated with a light
and sound system controllable via Bluetooth app for enhanced environmental control.
Designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, Parentesit was created with a dual inspiration of minimalist art and classic Japanese interiors. To shi this approach to an architectural scale, Parentesit Freestanding has become a screen, capable of dividing a room in half, or partitio- ning o a space for quiet, independent thought. Modular by design, each screen can be combined to realize new spatial compositions that reinforce or distinguish it from its architectural environment. e newly added technology available in Parentesit Wall Panel allows for the Parentesit range to increase the possibilities of a customizable environment while still retaining a visual signature across uses.
A system defined by a set of simple elements that can be composed and reorganized depending on the site. The system has been presented at Salone del Mobile, creating two very different expressions.
At Arper’s main booth, the system defines a piazza, surrounded by rooms wherein the furniture is shown, all covered in an opaque material. You can enter the rooms from the piazza, or via the connections between them. The idea is that we build an experience of visiting the pavilion, defining areas you have to approach and enter to experience. Each is a unique space that can be understood both as a room and a “building” within an urban landscape.
On the other hand, at Workplace 3.0, the same system works in really different ways, in form and also in materiality. A simple box
that plays with a translucent material in order to work with shadows and transparency. So totally, totally the opposite.
Studio Altherr was in charge of the creative direction and took care of the Styling concept, storytelling and finishes of both the I saloni and the EIMU booth.
— 2018 ADI Design Index selected Arper Booth
— 2018 Arper Booth selected for Compasso d’Oro
— 2018 Iconic Awards “Best of Best” in the “Architecture – Event/ Exhibition” category, Germany
— 2018 Architizer A+ Awards, in the category “Commercial-Pop-Ups & Temporary”, New York
— 2018 The Plan Award, Italy