Soft(er) and More Sustainable. Arper at SFF

On show new additions made from recycled materials and iconic products

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07/02/2020 - Arper participates the 70th edition of the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair with new additions made from recycled materials and products presented for the first time to the Scandinavian market, alongside other iconic Arper products. The stand on Stockholmsmässan, will be dedicated to design and furnishing, introducing the concept Soft(er).
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Previously launched at Salone del Mobile, Arper now brings the concept of Soft(er) to the Scandinavian market. The concept has been developed by the company to share its own interpretation of contemporary trends, anticipating and seizing the evolution of everyday life and workspaces, tracing a new direction and era. Arper explains the approach to Soft(er) design with these words:
'From our earliest days, this softer approach to living, learning, and working has framed everything we do. Our families of products are manifestations of essential human values: connection, sensitivity, comfort and ease. We design for a world that unites us in our humanity'.
 
All humans, in the interactions with their surrounding environment, recognize that the quality of space has an impact on everything, from health to productivity, creativity to collaboration. From this knowledge came an even deeper yearning for more authenticity and care within the Arper range and philosophy.
 
We are living in an era that demands our constant attention. In this digital age, we have never been more connected, on the move, going faster. That is why Arper feels the need to offset this overexposure to stimuli that leads us to a frenzied lifestyle. Time has never been as important as it is now and we look for people, places and objects that keep us balanced. We need stability, softness, space, more air, and soft - or rather Soft(er) - objects.
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The project was designed by the MAIO architecture studio, under the artistic direction of Lievore + Altherr Désile Park and styling by Leandro Favaloro.

Studio MAIO says: "The project designed for the Stockholm Booth 2020 aims to articulate a compact space, achieving a free plan distribution while allowing Arper’s identity to be recognized from afar.
It consists of a simple and vivid architectural gesture, a softly curved background that acts as a theatrical artefact and jointly organizes the space of the Booth and the one of the exhibited furniture".
 
Recycled products, presented for the first time to the Scandinavian market:
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Production simplicity and efficiency are cornerstones of sustainability. Juno Eco is a plastic chair cast in a single form with fluid lines and a light profile, made from a sustainably-made 70% recycled post-industrial plastic. Juno Eco is Greenguard Gold and GECA certified.
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Where possible Arper integrates new recycling methods into their work and offer products made in part from recycled materials. The Duna 02 Eco is made of a sustainably-made 80% recycled post-industrial plastic shell and a 4-leg wood base. Duna 02 Eco is Greenguard Gold certified.
 
Other collections with sustainable features on display:
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Lightness is essential to minimizing excess materials. The Stacy collection is exceptionally lightweight at only 5.5 kg. Stacy is designed for easy transportation and conīŦguration in impromptu settings like universities, conference rooms, auditoriums and public spaces. Stacy is EPD certified and made with over 99% recyclable materials.
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Catifa 46 was designed with timelessness, durability, and modularity in mind. Its component-based construction reduces production complexity and creates opportunities for extending its life across many uses and owners. At the end of its life, the Catifa 46 can be easily disassembled and recycled. Catifa 46 is GECA, Greenguard Gold and EPD certified.
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In 2019, Arper received the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for Aava, in recognition of its commitment to source from responsibly managed forests and supply chains, guaranteeing the maximum traceability of its wooden collections. Additionally, FSC Italia awarded the company the Special Environmental Sustainability Award for its company-wide commitment to sustainable development. Aava is also GECA and Greenguard Gold certified.

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