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Time­less, ver­sa­tile and stylish, Ar­per’s iconic col­lec­tions are the re­sult of suc­cess­ful cre­ative col­lab­o­ra­tions achieved through the proven com­bi­na­tion of tech­nol­ogy and crafts­man­ship

At the men­tion of Ital­ian fur­ni­ture brand Ar­per, sim­ple yet so­phis­ti­cated pieces come to mind. But the sim­plic­ity of their col­lec­tions is just the start­ing point as Ar­per’s im­pec­ca­ble style is al­ways ar­tic­u­lated with metic­u­lous touches of dis­tinc­tive cre­ativ­ity and qual­ity crafts­man­ship that stand the test of time and trends. Founded by Luigi Fel­trin in 1989, Ar­per started out as a small leather man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany in Italy. Fu­elled by the Fel­trin fam­ily’s pas­sion and cre­ativ­ity, the com­pany be­gan to take on a more de­sign-cen­tred ap­proach in the late 1990s ini­ti­ated by Luigi’s son, Clau­dio, lead­ing to the adop­tion of new ma­te­ri­als and tech­no­log­i­cal so­lu­tions. Fol­low­ing this, the com­pany also be­gan es­tab­lish­ing long-term part­ner­ships with lead­ing de­sign­ers around the world, in­clud­ing Lievore Altherr Molina and Jean-marie Mas­saud who col­lab­o­rated on dif­fer­ent cre­ations of col­lec­tions that set the Ar­per brand apart from oth­ers. Through these mile­stones, the com­pany even­tu­ally moved into the con­tract sec­tor – now rep­re­sent­ing around 80 per cent of the com­pany’s turnover. To­day, Ar­per is renowned for its de­sign-fo­cused use of new ma­te­ri­als and tech­nolo­gies. Helmed by Luigi’s sons, Mauro and Clau­dio who have taken on the role of vice pres­i­dent and CEO of the com­pany re­spec­tively, the com­pany em­ploys around 230 peo­ple be­tween its head­quar­ters in Monas­tier di Tre­viso and its sub­sidiaries, branches and show­rooms in Italy and abroad. “We have al­ways con­sid­ered our­selves first and fore­most as a fam­ily fac­ing chal­lenges to­gether. My fa­ther is still a driv­ing force, en­cour­ag­ing us to never stop evolv­ing.

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