It’s easy to forget, after a prolonged bout of doom-scrolling, say, or just a day not going your way, that life really is beautiful. Arper made that welcome bit of positive thinking central to its presentation at this year’s Salone del Mobile. For Arper though, beauty isn’t superficial or skin-deep, or a luxury to be abandoned in hard times or for the sake of super functionality.
‘Beauty is more than an aesthetic,’ they argue. ‘Beauty is a thriving ecosystem, a moment relaxing with loved ones, the satisfying feeling of things falling into place, a world that can be passed down to the next generation.’ And who would argue with that?
The Italian design brand is dedicated to commissioning and creating designs that make lives more beautiful, in the most fundamental way. ‘It’s not simply a matter of placing products into spaces,’ says