History and begining
Arflex was founded in Milan in 1947 by a team of engineers Carlo Barassi, Renato Teani, Pio Reggiani, and Aldo Bai from the Italian tire company Pirelli. While exploring new technologies in rubber production, they developed a new polyurethane foam and elastic tape that held great potential for modernist furniture design. Italian architect-designer Marco Zanuso (1916 – 2001) was brought in to create the first collections, guided by the principle that the new materials would inform the aesthetic result.
Starting in 1952, Arflex began to work with other Italian architect designers to broaden its product line.
Arflex is celebrated for its incredible legacy of working with iconic designers who have won numerous awards, and Arflex designs can be found in museums around the world, like the Triennale Museum in Milan, and the Triennale Museum in Tokyo, the MoMa in New York, and the Chicago Athenaeum.
The unique design and the wide modularity still make their sofas a must of contemporary furniture.
Arflex designs are very minimalist and with a rigorous structure, for a comfortable and, at the same time, decorative effect.
A luxurious proportioned seat system in some of their sofa design, with an accent from the Scandinavian heritage.
Arflex is a company that designed a Hugh variations of the classics armchairs of the '50s office.
For exemple, Elettra one of their most populars armchairs.
Thanks to its timeless style and its elegant proportions, it adapts perfectly to any environment and the actual neededs.
This armchair it was been designed by B.B.P.R. in 1954 and they want to maintain the essence.
They used classic colors for their designs to be more identifyed in the classic desings.
Was designed in the 1950s, to offer a wide choice to design offices and public spaces.
Small tables designed around the classical geometry of the arch, use arch to create something more organic.
An easy & chic piece, deep and with soft cushions, you can almost plunge into, suitable for any type of living
The extreme formal essentiality of these upholstered elements, designed in 1976 by Mario Marenco.
Particular and confortable Armchair, that remind of 50s. Designed by Tito Angola in 1969.
Small table characterized by its structure: Classical triangular construction, is repeated several times.