Inspired by Artifort
Artifort is a Dutch family company with a long tradition in the production of home and contract furniture. Founded in 1890 by Jules Wagemans in Maastricht, the company has developed over time into a leading international company. The company's strengths can be summed up in three words: innovation, quality and exclusive design. Sensitivity to the needs of society and a long-term vision have allowed Artifort to overcome the inevitable crises that have arisen over the years. In the 1930s, for example, the company renewed its image and production. In 1928, the company chose the name Artifort, a word made up of the Latin "ars" and "fortis" and embodying the brand's core values of craftsmanship, durability and comfort. At that time, the company presented the revolutionary Epeda spring system for upholstered armchairs. The second turning point came in the late 1950s with the arrival of designer Kho Liang Ie. Inspired by a far-sighted vision, the Indonesian designer hired Pierre Paulin and Geoffrey D. Harcourt, whose iconic designs have made Artifort one of the most important design companies in the world. Since 1998, the company has been part of the Lande Group based in Schijndel in the Netherlands, which includes brands such as Pörtner and Zwaardvis.
The iconic Artifort collections. Timeless classics An iconic collection that has gone down in Artifort history is Héritage - a priceless legacy, ranging from works by Kho Liang Ie. Series 416, produced since 1960, consists of an armchair, a 3-seater sofa and a 4-seater sofa, which are characterized by a compact and light structure. The contrast between soft materials such as capitonné cushions and stiff materials such as a steel frame makes it a truly unique design. The Artifort catalog contains numerous works by prolific French designer Pierre Paulin, including armchairs, stools, chairs and small armchairs. Organic forms inspired by natural elements are undoubtedly the hallmark of Paulin's work. The Mushroom series, produced since 1960, consists of the Mushroom armchair - in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York - poufs, and the Big Mushroom and Mushroom Junior models. Another series that needs no introduction is Orange Slice, which includes an armchair, an Orange Slice Junior version, a footrest and a small table. It is supported by a light chrome or powder coated steel frame which consists of two identical beech shells that are joined to form a seat and backrest. The 1965 Tulip series includes comfortable and elegant armchairs, a stool and a tulip-inspired pouf. The office chair with headrest is available with a swivel plate base or a fixed sacrum base, the smaller Little Tulip Chair and Tulip Midi Chair complete the matching range. British designer Geoffrey D. Harcourt focuses on furniture for public spaces, such as the F-series armchairs. Very fashionable in the late 1960s, the futuristic-shaped F978 armchair is characterized by a fluid structure consisting of one upholstered element in rigid white or black polyurethane on round base. In 1967, Harcourt designed a series of upholstered swivel chairs consisting of a single wooden shell covered with fabric, resting on a short plate or X-shaped base. They feature a spacious and enveloping seat and are available in many variants depending on the size and finish of the padding and cushion. The F510-F511-F512 is joined by the larger F584-F585-F586, F587-F588 models and a rocking chair.
Sofas, stools, benches: current Artifort collections The Figura collection of Iranian designer Khodi Feiz offers a wide range of possibilities personalization. The collection includes the Figura single-seater sofa, available with high or low armrests
Figura modular sofa consisting of various elements that can create corner configurations, chaise lounges and benches . Equipped with removable shelves and sockets, the Figura sofa is perfect for relaxing areas, accompanied by the Twins leisure table designed by Monika Mulder. Light and elegant, it has two round tops of different heights resting on one base. The Pala Armchair by Luca Nichetto features a unique decorative stitching on the upholstery that follows the flowing lines of the tubular steel structure. Extremely comfortable, it is perfect for interior decoration and public living rooms. The filigree shape of the Andrea stool by Claesson Koivisto Rune is inspired by flower petals. The 4 tubular steel legs emphasize the lightness of the stool, which is available in two heights and in countless upholstery variants and base designs. The collection is completed by the Andrea Lounge chair and the Andrea office chair, which are a perfect match for the Palladio table, as the chair can be easily placed under the table thanks to the sloping armrests. The Shark armchair designed by René Holten is available with a swivel plate base, 4 legs or two versions with a sled base. The shell with a central opening resembles a shark's mouth wide open. Designed by Patrick Norguet, the Jim chair collection consists of many variants inspired by the Kalm armchair launched in 2015. Functional and comfortable Jim chair with armrests, characterized by a light and elegant design, suitable for dining rooms with 4 legs made of lacquered steel or wood, and for offices and conference rooms in versions with an X-shaped base or with 5 legs on chrome-plated steel rolls.
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