The world of design restarts from Milan and Arper participates to the launch event, by expanding the spaces available for guests to ensure safety during meetings and compliance with distancing regulations. From 5 to 10 September, the new Arper collections and some iconic products will be displayed at the supersalone Fair (Pavilion 4 | Hall D02), and the showroom in Via Pantano 30, which on the occasion will expand beyond its borders to include additional premises on Via Osti, adjacent to the current showroom. Via Pantano will also host a vast Arper outdoor space, an oasis of relaxation and conviviality available to guests.
The main theme developed throughout Arper spaces investigates new ways of meeting and sharing spaces, after the forced distancing we have experienced due to recent events. (Re)new Together aims to stimulate a reflection on relationships in all shapes and forms, and on how they are changing: relationships between objects, people and with the environment that surrounds us and beckons our attention. (Re)new Together will express itself through the 2020 and 2021 collections: Kata, Kinesit Met, Mixu, Adell, Aston Club were designed with sustainability in mind, and they represent the company's commitment to production processes that favor recycling and reuse. A few iconic products, which effectively express the concept of Re(new) Together, thanks to the project design approach that distinguishes them will also be on display. They include: Catifa 46, Catifa 53, Cila, Saya, Leaf, Steeve. The collections are characterized by modularity and flexibility, meaning that they always interpret spaces in new ways, adapting them to ever-changing requirements. Interpersonal relations and placing "people at the centre" were also the focus of the artistic path of architect Lina Bo Bardi. Arper contributed towards bringing her to the limelight with the travelling exhibition "Lina Bo Bardi Together", which between 2012 and 2016 touched down in 12 capitals of design in Europe and America. In the year in which the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale awards the special Leone d'Oro (Golden Lion) ad memoriam of the Italo-Brazilian architect, Arper also wishes to pay homage to her, by dedicating her a special installation at the Arper showroom. Some significant elements of the exhibition “Lina Bo Bardi Together” will be on display here, together with the Bardi’s Bowl Chair, the iconic seat designed by Lina Bo Bardi in 1951 and made for the first time by Arper in 2012. The Bowl Chair will be upholstered in two new Rubelli fabrics, inspired by the creativity of Lina Bo Bardi, which further enrich the limited edition, consisting of 500 numbered pieces. The projects for the Arper spaces were developed under the artistic direction of Jeannette Altherr, and styled by Leandro Favaloro.
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