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Juno is the latest seating system by James Irvine for Arper. With Juno, plastic chair has come of age. Cast in a single form, it has fluid lines and a light profile: in silhouette, weight and impact. It enjoys all the benefits of simplicity and uniformity but with a clever twist. Juno brings efficiency and customization together in unique combination. Compared to other single-shot molded plastic chairs, Juno features an extremely varied range of configurations: this singular, simple shape available in five colors with closed or open back and arm rests can also be customized with sleek upholstered seat and back rests. Made for both residential and contract use, indoors and out, Juno is available in 4 forms: solid back and open back, both with and without arm rests. All forms are available in 5 colors: white, sand, anthracite, orange, yellow. Seat and back rests can be finished in upholstered pads. All variations are stackable to allow for large-scale use and storage. Red Dot Product Design Award, Germania 2013 iF Product Design Award, Germania 2013 Winner of Design Guild Mark ADI Design Index 2013 German Interior Innovation Award 2014 Designed by James Irvine in collaboration with Arper, Juno is a sleek and minimal chair compatible with home, office and outdoor environments. For 2014, Arper will begin fabrication of this contemporary design in a new plastic that has been fortified by fiberglass, lending a sturdiness to its clean form. A newly engineered linking system makes Juno ideal for stacking and stowing. Juno’s alluring silhouette is available with optional armrests and open or closed backrests.
Born in London, James Irvine graduated from the Royal College of Art London in 1984. That same year he moved to Milan, Italy to begin his practice as a design consultant for Olivetti. In 1987, he worked at the Toshiba Design Centre in Tokyo. At this time, he began his own design practice in Milan. From 1993 to 1999, he was a partner of Sottsass Associati Milan responsible for industrial design. His studio in Milan has worked with numerous internationally renowned companies. Distinguished visually by a geometric formalism, Irvine describes his practice as ultimately guided by a concern for the end user, an independent spirit and attention to the quality of life. In 2004, Irvine was elected RDI (Royal Designer for Industry) by the Royal Society of Arts in London. After James’ sudden death in 2013, the thirty-year history of his office evolved into a new phase, in which the three key words are precision, irony and generosity. Precision in design, irony in communication, generosity in art directorships. Studio Irvine, now as in the past, is always ready to take up new challenges.