Arper is an Italian company founded in 1989, today one of the most important companies in European contract and design. The family-run company from Treviso, founded by Luigi Feltrin, initially dealt with the trade of fabrics and leathers. Compared to many other Italian furniture companies, it can be considered a young brand, but this has given it the flexible mentality necessary to establish itself in the contract furniture sector. Arper was born twice: the first in 1989, when the Feltrin family decided to transform itself into a brand that produces leather tables and chairs, and the second when, in 2000, when they decided to bet on a market other than the domestic one, already clogged up then, to bring the quality and emotion of residential to the world of contract. The meeting with the Lievore Altherr Molina studio marks a significant step for Arper, which led to the birth of the Catifa seating collection, the first two-tone monocoque plastic chair.