Arflex

Living room
Dining Room
Bedroom

In 1947 a group of technicians and among them Aldo Bai, Pio Reggiani, Aldo Barassi, coming from Pirelli and a young architect named Marco Zanuso began to experiment the use of foam rubber and elastic tapes for the furniture brand. Inspirer of this operation is Marco Zanuso, for sure one of the very first architects involved with the systems of products industrialization, from application of new materials to new technologies. In history and life of a company there are events and moment of special meaning, which are awards for merit acknowledged by anybody.

Those first memorable moments in the history of arflex coincide with the company’s creation, in modest premises in Milan’s Corso di Porta Vittoria. It was there that the first manufacturing and sales team was formed, but the arflex company was only presented to the public for the first time in 1951, at the IX Triennale in Milan after two years of experimentations.

This early contact with a wider audience in the context of an avant-garde artistic event is intensely significant in the company’s history, because right this experimental interest, if not separated from commercial purposes, shows the will of creating high technological and esthetical level products, based on deep research and experimentation.

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Icons of Design

The gold medal at the IX Triennale assigned to the Lady armchair was just one of many products awarded over the  years at the Triennale in Milan, including: Fiorenza, Martingala, Strips, Delfino, Boborelax, Lady, Antropus, Bicia.

Arflex products are included in permanent collections of the following Museums: MoMa in New York, USA (Gaia, Lady) – Permanent collection at The Chicago Athenaeum (Dune); Chicago, USA – Triennale permanent museum; Tokyo Japan (Lady, Fiorenza) – Museum of contemporary furniture; Ravenna, Italy  (Lady, Martingala, Fiorenza, Antropus, Tripoltrona, T-line, Felix, Privè, O-line, Triennale, Strips, Bicia).

Botolo

Designed by Cini Boeri

Pecorelle

Designed by Cini Boeri

Fiorenza

Designed by Franco Albini

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