Arper was established in 1989 in Italy, springing from a previous, artisanal leather-working business. Soon Arper perceived the necessity of a broader product range, including the use of other materials, in order to meet the demands of a market. The growth and development guidelines were immediately clear: market internationalisation; environmental research; and product and research innovation.
Thus, from the late 90s onwards, Arper started making significant investments in technological innovation and new-materials research. These were the years of major partnerships with Studio Lievore, Altherr, Molina, which led to many successful products as for example Catifa, which is available in numerous different typologies. Collaboration with Rodolfo Dordoni, Jean Marie Massaud and Simon Pegnelly were to follow.
Arper demonstrated in 2008 its firm determination to implement an environmental impact plan through actions covering every aspect of its production chain. In fact in March 2008 Arper was granted EPD certification for Catifa 46 and 53 (version with pedestal base/four-leg version; single- or two-tone). In November 2008 Arper's entire chair production obtained GREENGUARD certification).
Today, Arper is well-placed to interpret the requests and trends of the international market (the company exports to over 80 countries) with a varied, comprehensive range of chairs and tables. Please note, that these products are not available in each country. Details upon request.