| ARPER / MILAN INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE FAIR 2008
Arper is making headway in the design-led furniture sector by continuing to distinguish itself for the consistency of line, creativity, original product lines, elegance and versatility that since the outset have been the hallmark of the company and its products.
Arper has just obtained (March 2008) the environmental product declaration (EPD) for two of its most distinctive products currently on the market: the Catifa 53 and Catifa 46 (trestle and 4-leg base, self-colour and two-tone).
The EPD is awarded after a life cycle assessment (LCA) of the products concerned. This enables their environmental impact from start to finish of their life cycle to be evaluated through an in-depth analysis of each stage of the process: raw materials, production and distribution, and then on to use and disposal. This type of study provides quantitative data on products with respect to pre-set parameters that enable their environmental performance to be communicated fairly.
Having obtained this environmental product declaration, Arper is incorporating LCA and EPD processes as working tools to propose and evaluate options for improvements at the study and design stages of its chairs and seating.
Arper has been UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 certified (for quality) since 1997 and UNI EN ISO 14001 certified (for environmental management) since 2006.
Arper's production focuses on design-led seating and tables. Fluidly coherent design, creativity, elegance and quality are key features of all Its products. Qualities that have enabled Arper, just 20 years old, to build up an international reputation in the interior design-led furniture sector.
At the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2008 Arper will be presenting Catifa 60 - design Lievore, Altherr, Molina - and new variations on the existing collections designed by Lievore, Altherr, Molina and Jean-Marie Massaud's studios. A new product and a series of innovations that confirm the company's focus on the contract market - without forgetting domestic spaces.
Catifa 60 is a new addition to the extensive Catifa range. It retains the same delicate, sinuous lines and adopts a new shell that makes the design even more practical. It is available in three heights (low, medium and high) and was conceived for board rooms, offices and conference halls.
Product variants by Lievore, Altherr, Molina Arper will be presenting in Milan include the new aluminium 4-star trestle with or without wheels for the Duna, Palm and Catifa 46 and Catifa 53.
Catifa 70, already known for its sensual lines and elegance, increases its appeal and comfort with the possibility of fitting covered armrests to the shell, for the version with pedestal base. The chair is also available with the new tilt mechanism. It has a padded shell covered in fabric or leather, supported by a swivel structure in polished aluminium or by a sled base.
A new polyurethane cushion is now available for the chaise longue from the Leaf range - always by Lievore, Altherr, Molina -, with its distinctive, original design inspired by nature.
The Aston family has also grown: from this year the Conference version designed by Jean-Marie Massaud is also available with a 4-leg or cantilever base.
New look and new material for the Fred low table, designed by Jean-Marie Massaud. Available in different heights, it features a new melamine resin top and new lines. The tables are ideal for a wide variety of situations and are suitable for both contract and home environments. Featuring dynamic and contemporary lines, the collection is available in four heights and has an aluminium frame with four-star base and a white MDF top, either round or square depending on the model.
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