Arper is fulfilling an entrepreneurial project dating to 1989 that grew out of a leather workshop founded by Luigi Feltrin, the company president. The creativity and passion of the founder together with the research and innovation promoted by his sons Mauro and Claudio – now company Managing Director – are the qualities distinguishing a company offering interdisciplinary expertise and strong organisational and managerial skills.
Is an object as elemental as a chair or a table still subject to insight or innovation? After eons of development, is there still something to be done? Arper say: Absolutely. Everything is in flux – life, culture, technology – and that basic fact demands a considered response. Good design is a synthesis of technique, cost, material, function, use, taste and sustainability. That concentration of meanings, associations and possibilities must reside in simple, singular forms. The Arper principle is that the best objects carry a rich, intellectual density in a shape that seems natural and effortless. An object that feels spontaneous while clearly the result of rigor and precision.