ARFLEX

Home & Decor (Malaysia) - - FEATURE -

In 1947, Aldo Bai, Pio Reg­giani, Aldo Barassi, and ar­chi­tect Marco Zanuso con­ducted ex­per­i­ments and re­searched with foam rub­ber and elas­tic tapes. Arflex was only for­mally in­tro­duced in 1951 at the IX Tri­en­nale in Mi­lan. This Ital­ian brand has not only pro­duced sev­eral iconic pieces like the Lady arm­chair, but has also dealt in the cre­ation of car seats for Fiat.

1. The Fiorenza arm­chair by Franco Al­bini (1952) was once used to pro­mote the po­ten­tial of foam rub­ber, an ad­vanced ma­te­rial at the time. It has been used for up­hol­stered fur­ni­ture in a 50’s Pirelli ad­ver­tise­ment.

2. Cini Bo­eri’s Pecorelle chairs (1972) are pre­ceded by the Strips chair (1968). The re­sult: a new “Strips” that re­sem­bled sheep with thin black legs. The Pecorelle chairs com­prise an arm­chair and a small sofa. The ar­chi­tect was in­spired by the works of Christo Vladimirov Java­sev and Jeanne-Claude De­nat de Guille­bon, both masters in land­scape paint­ing.

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