Fresh, Sustainable, Genuine Design from Italy
New York, NY (November 2010) For the past 20 years, M2L has introduced the best in genuine modern European design to the American market. Joining M2L’s cadre of iconic design heavyweights including Artifort, Montis and Walter Knoll, the company is proud to announce that it now also distributes the Italian manufacturer Arper. From seating to tables, the company is well regarded for its strong contemporary aesthetic while taking considerable strides towards reducing its environmental footprint.
In 2006, the Italian manufacturer obtained the ISO 14001 certification for environmental management. Then in 2008, the company re-evaluated its entire chair production process, resulting in GREENGUARD certification for all of its seating products. Due to recycling content and low-emitting materials, all of Arper’s seating products also contribute to the LEED credit system for buildings.
New fall introductions from Arper (available through M2L) include:
Pix is a system of poufs that marries Arper style with the creativity of Iwasaki Design Studio. Clean, essential lines define the soft, generous volumes of Pix, which is available as a one-, three- or five-seater pouf with a wide range of colors and adjustable feet.
Loop lounge by Lievore, Altherr, Molina embraces curved components and offers enormous flexibility and manipulation for any environment. Available as two- or three-seaters for domestic settings or modular and fitted for contract projects, Loop’s versatility makes it an ideal solution for small and large spaces.
Saari is a versatile system of sofas designed by Lievore, Altherr, Molina that balances classic and contemporary. It is available as a bench or a one-, two- or three-seater sofa, making it ideally suited for waiting areas in restaurants, hotels and tearooms.
Team by Lievore, Altherr, Molina is a family of seating options that combines the precise shapes of technology with the innovative spirit of modern architecture. It features a light, comfortable shell and wide range of components and accessories to suit all commercial and hospitality applications ranging from high-end design to auditorium functionality.
Founded in 1992, M2L distributes genuine modern design from Europe. M2L has introduced a myriad of iconic designers to the American market, that include: Josef Hoffmann, Eileen Grey, Walter Gropius, Eero Aarino and Pierre Paulin, as well as today's design stars like Paolo Piva, Patrick Norguet, Norman Foster, Eoos, Pearson-Lloyd, Jeff Miller and more. M2L products can be seen on their website as well as their three showrooms: 135 Madison Ave., NYC 10016; 3334 Cady's Alley, Washington DC 20007; and 104 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116. The company also hosts an annual student competition called the Genuine Design Scholarship to educate students about knockoffs and their harmful impact on the design industry. For more information, contact them at 800-319-8222.
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