A classical form, repeated. The Arcos collection from design brand Arper is a restrained interpretation of Art Deco’s geometric glamor––without the ornamentation. Though lightweight and quiet, Arcos maintains a graphic presence due to its signature cast aluminum armrests that form twin curves evoking the elegant rhythm of archways in the corridors and walkways of classical architecture.
The Arcos collection is designed by design studio Lievore Altherr mirrors its classical source of inspiration in both form and context. Designed with public spaces in mind, the collection features a chair, lounge chair and sofa, all with armrests to accommodate lounge, dining, and waiting room settings.
Arcos is designed to be in dialogue with Steeve, Parentesit and Cross to create comfortable environments for rest, relaxation and socializing. Special care was dedicated to the color customizations with the possibility to create a monochrome of velvet-like, inky hues in both upholstery and matte lacquer metal for an expression that signals understated expression.
Lievore Altherr – Alberto Lievore (Buenos Aires, 1948) and Jeannette Altherr (Heidelberg, 1965) – begins in 2016 after a 25 year trajectory as Lievore Altherr Molina.
The Barcelona-based studio specializes in product design & development, strategic consulting, creative direction, art direction, and architecture for internationally recognized design companies.
Lievore Altherr develops projects using an established strategy: a creative concept integrating product design and its communication. This holistic approach, humanist character, and the search for the essential in their projects – combined with a sensibility that transmits harmony and balance – characterize the designs of Lievore Altherr.
All images – Marco Covi