The ARP Stool was designed for Pure Design of Canada by Karim Rashid back in the early 1990s, and was an immediate success due to the combination of the simple legs and the sensuous and supportive wavy seat form that has been a trademark for Karim throughout his design career. After several years out of production, Offi has re-introduced ARP to the market. It is available in both barstool height and counter height with two natural plywood finishes on top of a simple chrome leg structure.
Material(s): Veneer, chrome plated
Love the ARP bar stools
By: Christine B., Homeowner (South Haven, MI)
These stools are perfect for us. Very easy to slide on and off these, and they take up significantly less floor space than the stools they replaced. I love the design of these, they go great with my decor which is modern and rustic together. They're simple, but have these fluid lines where the chrome meets the wooden seat, which also has a wonderful curve. I totally love these, and they arrived SO fast after I ordered them, I was surprised (in a good way).
Designer: Karim Rashid
Karim Rashid is a leading figure in the fields of product, interior, fashion, furniture, lighting design and art. Born in Cairo, half Egyptian, half English, and raised in Canada, Karim now practices in New York. He is best known for bringing his democratic design sensibility to the masses. Designing for an impressive array of clients from Alessi to Dirt Devil, Umbra to Prada, Miyake to Method, Karim is radically changing the aesthetics of product design and the very nature of the consumer culture. He has had some 2500 objects put into production to date. His designs of the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia and the award-winning Semiramis Hotel in Athens have successfully expanded Karim's scope to include the realm of architecture and interior design.
Karim was honored with the title of 2007 Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards Product Design Finalist, the 2006 Honorary Doctorate from the Ontario College of Art and Design, the 2005 Honorary Doctorate from Corcoran College, the Sleep05 European Hotel Design Award, and the 2005 Pratt Legends Award. Karim has also won the prestigious I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review, Red Dot Design Award, and Chicago Athaneum Good Design Award numerous times throughout his career. His work is in the permanent collections of 14 Museums worldwide including MoMA and SFMoMA and he exhibits art in various galleries. Karim was an associate Professor of Industrial Design for 10 years and is now a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally. Karim has published his guide to living Design Your Self from Regan Books (2006), Digipop a digital exploration of computer graphics (Taschen, 2005), Karim Rashid: Compact Design Portfolio (Chronicle Books, 2004), as well two monographs titled Evolution (Universe, 2004) and I Want to Change the World (Rizzoli, 2001). He edited the International Design Yearbook 18 for Calmann and King (2003) and released two CD's on boutique label, Neverstop.View other products by Karim Rashid
Manufacturer: OFFI & Company
Based in Corning, New York, OFFI & Company was born out of a love for great design. OFFI & Company satisfies this passion by creating simple, beautiful and practical furnishings that address the modern urban lifestyle. OFFI & Company products are created to be multifunctional, comfortable, and at home in any modern home in the world.View other products from OFFI & Company