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Catifa 53 Polypropylene Chair With Trestle Base

by Altherr & Molina Lievore, from arper

catifa 53 polypropylene chair with trestle base

catifa 53 polypropylene chair with trestle base

Design Lievore Altherr Molina, 2001
Steel, polypropylene
Made in Italy by Arper

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, the Catifa 53 shell and base are available in a diverse range of materials, colors and finishes. The shell is constructed in double-curved plywood, one color polypropylene, upholstered in leather, faux–leather, fabric or with upholstered pads. The Catifa 53 collection is GreenGuard certified.

This version has a single color polypropylene shell and trestle base. Can be specified with or without arms as well as casters (wheels).

28.75" d | 28.75" w | 30.75" h | seat: 17.75"

$418.00 + free shipping
(usually ships in 4-6 weeks)


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Altherr & Molina Lievore

Lievore, Altherr, & Molina was created in 1991 by the merging of its three experienced designer partners: Alberto Lievore, Jeannette Altherr, and Manel Molina. This prolific design group has designed products for Arper and is also known for interior design, and packaging. Beyond their own design, the studio deals in the consulting and art direction of various companies, always offering customized solutions. They extend this knowledge into a dedicated teaching practice too, offering seminars and training to new professionals through universities.
Arper's origins are of a leather workshop founded by Luigi Feltrin, the company President. His passion, supported by innovations from his sons Mauro and Claudio, give Arper their distinct place in the design world. The company's scale grew in the late 1990's when they began using new materials and technologies, as well as due to a collaboration with the firm Lievore Altherr Molina. Among the classics that came from this collaboration is the Catifa chairs, which are available in 5 different versions and have sold over a million units since 2001. Today, Arper's policy is focused on environmental quality and sustainability, while using low-emitting recyclables.


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