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In 1947 Carlo Barassi, engineer of Pirelli, together with Renato Teani, in the financial dpt. of Pirelli, Pio Reggiani and Aldo Bai, founded the company Ar-flex (flexible furniture), that became later arflex.
They worked together with a young architect Marzo Zanuso and began to experiment the use of foam rubber and elastic tapes for the furniture market.

In history and life of a company there are events and moments of special meaning, which are awards for merit acknowledged by everybody. 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. The golden medal at the IX Triennale assigned to Lady armchair was above all recognition of Arflex manufacturing philosophy.

In 1947 Carlo Barassi, engineer of Pirelli, together with Renato Teani, in the financial dpt. of Pirelli, Pio Reggiani and Aldo Bai, founded the company Ar-flex (flexible furniture), that became later arflex.
They worked together with a young architect Marzo Zanuso and began to experiment the use of foam rubber and elastic tapes for the furniture market.

In history and life of a company there are events and moments of special meaning, which are awards for merit acknowledged by everybody. 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. The golden medal at the IX Triennale assigned to Lady armchair was above all recognition of Arflex manufacturing philosophy.

Arflex

Arflex
arflex-fiorenza Armchair, Arflex, ARMCHAIR FIORENZA, Walter Albini, 1952[ninja_forms id=18]  . Arflex

Franco Albini

strips-arflex Sofa, Arflex, STRIPS SOFA, Cini Boeri, 1972[ninja_forms id=18]  . Arflex

Cini Boeri

arflex-marenco Sofa, Arflex, SOFA MARENCO, Mario Marenco, 1970. [ninja_forms id=18]  . Arflex

Mario Marenco

strips-arflex-modular-sofa Sofa, Arflex, STRIPS MODULAR, Cini Boeri, 1972. [ninja_forms id=18]  . Arflex

Cini Boeri

boborelax-arflex Chaise Longue, Arflex, BONO, Cini Boeri, 1967. [ninja_forms id=18]  . Arflex

Cini Boeri

arflex-bobo Sofa, Arflex, DIVANO BOBO, Cini Boeri, 1967,
Bobo, designed by Cini Boeri in 1967, is one of the first examples of a monobloc seat made exclusively of polyurethane foam, without an internal frame.  . Arflex

Cini Boeri