CATIFA 53 - NEW EDITION | Polypropylene chair By arper
Trestle-based polypropylene chair
The original series that started it all, Catifa 53, is reimagined for 2016 with a matte plastic or leather finish, lending sophistication and modern character to the quintessential form. Reimagined as a refined and sensual silhouette, Catifa 53 finds warmth in its new materiality.
Shade selections of white, ivory, gold, sand, caramel, café, antrazit or black lend natural
elegance to matte plastic. These new finishes can be further intensified by a loose seat cushion compatible with all models. In variable fabric finishes, the optional cushion creates a rich interplay of textures, colors and materials to bring tactile pleasure to any environment.
Catifa 53 is the original: the inspiration that extends to Arper itself. The graceful curved seat and sleek profile are the ultimate synthesis: conceptual purity is achieved through the reduction of the superfluous without loss of sensuality. Utilizing a wide range of finishes, bases and accessories, this almost–universal form may be customized for diverse applications and contexts without altering its essential character.
Made for both residential and contract use, indoors and out, the Catifa 53 shell and base are fabricated in a diverse range of materials, colors and finishes. The shell is constructed in double-curved plywood, mono- or patented bi-color polypropylene (an exclusive process pioneered by Arper, available in wide color variation in Catifa 53), covered in leather, faux-leather, fabric or finished with upholstered pads. The base comes in chrome-finish steel, satin-finish stainless steel, aluminum or powder-coated aluminum, and is available in the following base configurations: sled, four-legs in tube or wood, cantilevered, aluminum trestle and five-star. The sled and four-leg bases are stackable to allow for large-scale use and storage. Catifa 53 is also available as a bench.