Arper showcases Saya and Juno chairs
at new London showroom

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Dezeen promotion: Italian furniture brand Arper is showcasing two of its latest chair collections at a new London showroom, which opens in Clerkenwell next week.

New Arper showroom to open in London

Above and top: Saya collection by Lievore Altherr Molina

The first collection, called Saya, is designed by Barcelona studio Lievore Altherr Molina and features oak veneer chairs with hourglass-shaped backs.

New Arper showroom to open in London

Above: Saya collection by Lievore Altherr Molina

The Juno collection by designer James Irvine features lightweight plastic chairs cast in a single form, which are are available in a range of colours and styles.

New Arper showroom to open in London

Above: Saya collection by Lievore Altherr Molina

The Arper showroom is located at 11 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5PA.

New Arper showroom to open in London

Above: Saya collection by Lievore Altherr Molina

Here's some more information from Arper:


Arper launches new Juno and Saya chairs to the UK market

Treviso-based furniture design company Arper open their London showroom in October 2012 and present its two new collections: Juno and Saya. These two collections differ quite dramatically in terms of style and material yet both are entirely reflective of Arper’s commitment to systems and adaptability.

New Arper showroom to open in London

Above: Juno collection by James Irvine

Saya - design by Lievore Altherr Molina 2012

Saya takes its inspiration from nature and a sense of ‘home’ – it evokes feelings of warmth through its material and life in its form. It’s a striking and unique graphic sign, rendered in wood. Its graceful curves resemble that of a small animal – a deer - with four legs and an arching neck.

New Arper showroom to open in London

Above: Juno collection by James Irvine

Arper sees the chair as something of a manifesto, an ode to wood and a celebration of the organic. It’s about using fluid, expressive lines to create something inviting. The shape of the chair’s back is a gesture – like a spread of the arms to invite an embrace.

New Arper showroom to open in London

Above: Juno collection by James Irvine

With an oak veneer, Saya’s colour finishes include natural, white, black, ochre, teak and three shades of red which complement individual or group use. Designed with residential and corporate uses in mind, Saya fits into every environment like all Arper products. The legs are also customisable in the Arper tradition in wood or chrome.

New Arper showroom to open in London

Above: Juno collection by James Irvine

Juno - design by James Irvine, 2012

Juno is Arper’s vision for the future of the plastic chair – with the design concept closer to that of a solid wood chair. It is Arper’s first piece made entirely of gas-assisted injection-molded polypropylene. Cast in a single form, it is incredibly light in silhouette, weight and impact.

Arper showcases Saya and Juno chairs at new London showroom

Above: Arper's new showroom in Clerkenwell, London

It is simple and uniform but not without personality – an exciting expression of the technology used to develop Juno, whilst remaining true to the fluidity and beauty of all Arper products.

Arper showcases Saya and Juno chairs at new London showroom

Above: Arper's new showroom in Clerkenwell, London

Juno is all about efficiency and versatility. It’s ideal for both residential and corporate environments, both indoor and outdoor. This singular, simple shape is available in five colors – white, sand, anthracite, orange, yellow – with closed or open back, with or without armrests.

Arper showcases Saya and Juno chairs at new London showroom

Above: Arper's new showroom in Clerkenwell, London

It can also be customised with sleek upholstery for the seat and backrest, with all variations stackable to allow for large-scale use and storage.

Arper showcases Saya and Juno chairs at new London showroom

Above: Arper's new showroom in Clerkenwell, London

Living Systems

Arper’s approach revolves around the historic notion of ‘Living Systems’, a theory that studies how different elements, affected by context and interaction, create spontaneously organized structures.

Arper showcases Saya and Juno chairs at new London showroom

Above: Arper's new showroom in Clerkenwell, London

In applies to Arper’s approach to the design of new products but also to the way these products are presented, interpreted and expressed.

Arper showcases Saya and Juno chairs at new London showroom

Above: Arper's new showroom in Clerkenwell, London

Arper’s intention is to create products that can adapt and interact with the context they are intended for. Saya and Juno represent different – but balancing – aspects of this.

Arper showcases Saya and Juno chairs at new London showroom

Above: Arper's new showroom in Clerkenwell, London

An open-ended and generous design approach allows for an exchange between the environment and the product. The products are only finished when their context has been decided.