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 spark from which an entire seating system has been created. Unique in style, the models and materials used are evolving constantly – and the focus on users’ well-being and environmental balance is just as constant. A design concept that is stylishly direct in use and aesthetic appeal, it adapts to any environment and situation, depending on the model selected: kitchen or living room, office or restaurant, waiting room or hotel. The Catifa 53 collection provides scope for numerous style and customisation solutions. The shell is available in wood or one- or two-colour polypropylene using the Color-Bi procedure: an Arper patent. Catifa 53 can be upholstered in leather, faux-leather, fabric, hide or cuoietto. A range of options is also available for the base: 4-leg, sled or swivel, with or without armrests, in steel or aluminium, height-adjustable office chair, or bench. Now Catifa 46 and 53 can be further customized with fabric covers that slide on and zip up to enliven and adapt polypropelene shells. Available in a curated selection of Kvadrat fabrics, the covers incorporate contrasting top-stitch patterns to create focus and interest as well as comfort and warmth. A welcome addition to the Catifa family, these useful garments even further extend the ability of the system to adapt to almost any application or environment. Covers can be laundered, replaced, or alternated. A change of attire can create a whole new attitude. Experiment here. For the one- or two-colour polypropylene models with trestle and 4-leg base in chromed steel, Arper has obtained Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certification. The models in non-upholstered polypropylene and base in painted steel or aluminium have been awarded Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) certification.

Arper is an Italian company producing and distributing office, home and contract sector furniture worldwide.