Arflex is an Italian historical firm in the upholstery branch, which produces sofas, armchairs and furnitures, born in the 1947, from a group of technicians Aldo Bai, Pio Reggiani and Carlo Barassi.
These technicians from the Pirelli group introduced the foam rubber and the elastic belt in the production of furniture.
This innovation, introduced by Arflex, will bring an historic change in the furniture industry, making the production of upholstered furniture from handcrafted to industrial production.
This spirit of innovation is always Arflex philosophy.
Arflex cooperate with the best worldwide architects: Cini Boeri, Marco Zanuso, Franco Albini, Erberto Carboni, Carlo Bartoli, Carlo Barassi, Joe Colombo, De Carlo, Belgiojoso, Peressutti, Roger, Pulitzer, Casati, Spadolini, Tito Agnoli, Mario Marenco, Robert Menghi, Luca Meda, Michele De Lucchi, Oscar Tusquets, Burkhard Vogtherr, Isao Hosoe, Studio Cerri, Studio Sottsass, Hannes Wettstein, Prospero Rasulo, Carlo Colombo, Christophe Pillet, Vincen VanDuysen, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Luca Nichetto, mario Ruiz, Jean Nouvel.
Arfelx has received many prizes: a Compasso d’oro, five goldenen medals Triennale, an International Design Award Chicago, a prize for the image Emu in 1995, an International Design Award Genova, three Premio design Awards Wallpaper.
Many of its models are exhibited in many museums all over the world: two pieces at the MoMa in New York, one piece at the permanent collection The Chicago Athenaeum, eight pieces at Triennale in Milan, two pieces at Triennale in Tokyo and 12 pieces at the contemporary museum of furniture in Ravenna.