We are delighted to be a feature of designjunction this year, where we have been invited to complement its vibrant Bar with Juno chairs, designed by James Irvine (2012). The Bar is located on the first floor at Cubitt House, King's Cross. We invite all visitors to stop by, to enjoy refreshments, relax and plan their visit.
Is an object as elemental as a chair or a table still subject to insight or innovation? After eons of development, is there still something to be done? We say: Absolutely. Everything is in flux – life, culture, technology – and that basic fact demands a considered response. Good design is a synthesis of technique, cost, material, function, use, taste and sustainability. That concentration of meanings, associations and possibilities must reside in simple, singular forms. We believe the best objects carry a rich, intellectual density in a shape that seems natural and effortless. An object that feels spontaneous while clearly the result of rigor and precision. Creating new forms that are physically and stylistically resilient is hard work, but this is the work we embrace. This way of thinking and working – the pursuit of the essential – extends to everything we do.
Arper is an Italian company producing and distributing office, home and contract sector furniture worldwide. Arper collections are distributed via international sales networks and displayed in 11 single-brand showrooms. The London showroom in Clerkenwell is the company's centrepiece: a flagship space in the heart of the architecture and design district, where you can experience first hand the company's design vision - the pursuit of the essential.