Dezeen promotion: the new collection of furniture by Arper will be on show at the Italian design brand's London showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week from 21 to 23 May.
Also on display will be the Aava chairs by Finnish designer Antti Kotilainen. Milled from wood and covered in birch, oak, walnut or beech veneer, it comes with legs in wood or chrome, or a sled base.
Two coat racks by Lievore Altherr Molina have been added to the range: Song with eight pivoting arms shaped like musical notes, and Wing with pivoting arms gently curving upwards towards their tips.
Molina has also contributed new cushions to the range and there are updates to colours and finishes on the Saya chair, Catifa 46 and 53 chairs, and Dizzie tables.
Arper's showroom is at 11 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5PA.
Here's some more information from Arper:
Ply by Lievore Altherr Molina
Triangular in form and modular in nature, Ply is a system of low tables and stools rendered in fluid lines of wood. Engineered to create a continuous line from top through legs, its reduced silhouette and warm material complement its dynamic form. Alone or in groups, Ply’s playful geometry of surfaces is like the game of Tangram, shape and color work together to create open compositions.
Tables are available in different table top variations, height (36 cm and 44 cm) in oak, black and red. Stools are available in three heights (44, 64 and 76 cm) for dining and bar applications in two colors: natural oak and black.
Aava by Antti Kotilainen
Aava transforms an essential and efficient form to evocative through the texture and warmth of wood. Soft curves yield a contemporary silhouette that is both striking yet sensitive, an adaptive form that can speak or assimilate to any environment.
Made for both residential and contract use, Aava’s wooden shell and base are fabricated in a diverse range of materials, colors and finishes. Precompound wood skillfully milled in variable thickness and sheathed in veneer to accentuate its sinuous silhouette, its shell is available in a range of wood materials: birch painted black, birch painted white, natural birch, natural oak color, natural walnut color and beechwood.
Bases include wooden legs, sled or chrome 4-legs: all with or without armrests. Chrome 4-leg and sled bases version are stackable for large-scale use and storage. A stool version of Aava is also available in two heights (65 and 75 cm).
Song by Lievore Altherr Molina, 2013
Music is all in the composition, in the arrangement of diverse tones to create a harmonious, engaging whole. Song is a freestanding or wall-mounted coat hanger composed of eight arms, shaped like musical notes that twist and turn to create diverse, dynamic compositions. Though designed to serve a purpose, it serves well as an object of visual play and geometry, well suited to any space in need of hanging, interest and engagement. Add coats, scarves, a hat and it comes to life.
Available wall-mounted in 8 or 16 arms or freestanding in 8, 16 or 24 arms. Freestanding version is available with three different bases in white, dark gray and natural oak. Fabricated and cast in painted metal with slight texture in dark gray.
Wing by Lievore Altherr Molina
Wing, a wall-mounted coat hanger, animates a wall with the flow and movement of its gently striated arms that twist and turn to create sculptural like composition. Together or alone it projects a soft, undulating form, further animated by use, a perfect complement to any space. Available in three arms, in walnut wood.
Saya: sled base, stool, Mini chair by Lievore Altherr Molina
Last year Saya sauntered onto the scene with its gestural gate and graphic silhouette. This year the foray continues. Sled bases are a welcome addition to the family as a whole making Saya an even more versatile option for contract applications.
We now introduce the Saya stool and upholstered shell option for chair and stool available in Kvadrat fabrics.
And finally, we are pleased to announce a whole new flock: Saya Mini is perfectly suited for little people in a vibrant, new coordinated color palette of chair shells and bases that can be combined freely. Shells are available in painted white, yellow, red, pink and natural wood. Painted metal sled bases are available in white, yellow, pink, red and chrome.
New fabric covers for Catifa 46 and 53 by Lievore Altherr Molina
Now Catifa 46 and 53 can be further customized with fabric covers that slide on and zip up to enliven and adapt polypropylene shells. Available in Kvadrat fabrics, the covers incorporate contrasting top-stitch patterns to create focus and interest as well as comfort and warmth.
A welcome addition to the Catifa family, these useful garments even further extend the ability of the system to adapt to almost any application or environment.
Covers can be laundered, replaced, or alternated. A change of attire can create a whole new attitude. Experiment here.
New materials to top Dizzie table by Lievore Altherr Molina
Dizzie is a demonstration of something that may seem obvious but can have unexpectedly pleasing results: a sole change in color or material can radically alter appearance and attitude. With a deceptively simple, visually striking silhouette, Dizzie tables (in 50cm height) take on a sophisticated turn with subtly textured dark grey base and MDF veneered tops in brushed black, brushed white and natural oak.
The sensuous, organic shape of the base suggests a drop of mercury. The finely grained, matte surface of the top is a tactile, sensuous cut through that sleek surface.
Pillows by Lievore Altherr Molina
Pillows add comfort and expression to the landscape of Arper collections, integrating color, pattern, texture, and drawing to the field. Graphic themes explore a range of expression between geometric and organic, abstract and figurative.
Printed, stitched or seamed on Kvadrat Remix 2 fabric. 47x47 cm. Available in patterns: Owl, Leaf, Lines, Pleats, Gego (clockwise, from top left).
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