Chairs designed for its life cycle

by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-02-01 06:30:26 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: Evaluated on the life cycle environmental impact. Recycled material usage


With colored polypropylene bodywork and recycled-steel trestles, the chairs in the Catifa 53 and 46 collections may look like any other chair but
they are not like any chair. The life cycle of the chair is analysed according ISO 14025. Every detail from material treatment of raw materials, packaging and recycling of the final product is optimized. It’s simple form hides precision work in sustainability, ergonomics and otherwise.

Created in 2001, Catifa has evolved into a complete seating system. With its unmistakable, innovative design, this versatile range adapts beautifully to any number of uses and settings: at home, in the office, in restaurants or hotels. The Catifa collection offers a wide choice of materials and colours. Shell in double-curved plywood, mono- or bi-colour polypropylene using Arper’s exclusive patented “Color Bi” process. The shell can be upholstered in leather, “faux” leather or fabric, or covered in hide or suede. The base comes in chrome-finish steel, satin-finish stainless steel or aluminium and is available in a number of options: 4-leg, trestle with or without wheels, sled or five-star.

Designer: Alberto Lievero, Jeannette Altherr, Manel Molina
Manufacturer: Arper
Category: Furniture, chair


by Arper

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