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At London Design Festival Arper presents Mixu, designed in partnership with Gensler and on display for the first time at the London showroom. This sustainable and versatile collection of chairs and stools can be completely customised to suit the needs of any context or environment.
Visitors to the Arper showroom will have the opportunity to discover Arper’s latest collections, bringing function and aesthetic together in beautiful solutions whilst embodying the brand’s values on colour, flexibility and sustainability.
Quiet in form and near endless in possibilities, Mixu – designed in collaboration with Gensler – is a sustainable and versatile collection of chairs and stools that can be completely customised to suit the needs of any context and environment.
This three-part system of seat, backrest, and base can be personalised with myriad colour and texture combinations, available in a range of material components for almost limitless design expressions. Seat options are available in post-industrial recycled plastic, FSC certified wood, fabric, or leather finishes, and can be combined with backrest options in plastic, fabric or leather. A stool option with the same size seat as the chair offers generous comfort for hospitality or contract use.
Lightweight in form and environmental footprint, Kata by Altherr Désile Park is designed with circular sustainability at its core. Kata is Arper’s first solid wood lounge chair, taking inspiration from artisan-made wood and woven straw chairs, creating a union of traditional craftsmanship and soft technology.
Continuing the original shape of Aston, Aston Club Low Back by Jean-Marie Massaud expands the earliest collection to offer generous, ergonomic comfort in a minimal form. With open arms, the Aston Club Low Back invites repose, rest, and shelter in any environment—a quiet space all your own. When paired together or placed in group settings, its clean form supports ease in conversation and exchange. A cocoon of comfort in a contemporary, pure silhouette.
Kinesit Met by Lievore Altherr Molina is a sophisticated evolution of the Kinesit office chair, now available in a refreshed palette.
Created as Arper’s first regulatory-compliant office chair, Kinesit Met is available with metallic finished armrests and in new, rich and nuanced materials, colours, and textures. Inspired by the evolution of today’s workplaces and spaces, Kinesit Met is designed for how (and where) we work today – softer, adaptable, and from anywhere. The new palette selection adds refinement and style to imbedded soft technology, marrying performance and style in a sleek silhouette.
Photography: Salva Lopez
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