James Irvine’s Juno Chair for Arper

There’s something about Juno—the new multi-use plastic chair by James Irvine for Arper—that’s so light, so airy, so very ebullient, that it just makes me want to throw it across the room. The impulse might be construed as perverse, were it not for Juno’s extraordinary resilience.

Juno. Designed by James Irvine. Manufactured by Arper.

James Irvine's Juno Chair Synthesizes Function with Fabulous Aesthetic Flexiblity.

Juno. Designed by James Irvine. Manufactured by Arper.

Indeed, the “one-shot” plastic molded chair is designed for indoor or outdoor use, such will it weather the demands of either environment. Not only that, but it’s also exceptionally easy to alternate between the two, as well as stow it away between uses, thus attesting to the accuracy of Arper’s clever tag line for Juno: “Everyone. Anywhere. Together. Experiment Here.”

The reference to experimentation concerns Juno’s exciting aesthetic possibilities.  Characterizing the piece as a catch-all creation, a synthesis of “efficiency and customization together in unique combination,” Arper offers Juno in multiple finishes and color options, “a singular, simple shape available in five colors or customized with sleek upholstered seat and back rests.”

Juno. Designed by James Irvine. Manufactured by Arper.

Beyond the exterior trappings, Juno possesses a handful of formal innovations that also translate to extensive consumer choice. On the shortlist, Arper counts open or closed back profiles and optional armrests.

Lastly, Juno is stackable, thus facilitating usage of this light and lively chair in multiple set-up and take-down venues, not limited to conference rooms and breakout areas, high school classrooms and auditoriums—anywhere in need of functional, portable, and comfortable seating that not only relaxes backs but turns heads too: “Cast in a single form, it enjoys all the benefits of simplicity and uniformity but with a clever twist.”

Juno. Designed by James Irvine. Manufactured by Arper.

About the Manufacturer: One quality that recommends manufacturer Arper to forward-thinking consumers is that the company still believes in forward thinking. Arper is dedicated to innovation. Or, as they put it, forever “In Pursuit of the Essential.” Some of Arper’s more recent expressions of the essential include the versatile Catifa 46 task chair, the clever Loop modular seating system, and the fun and functional proliferation of poufs called Pix.

Posted April 24, 2012 by Joseph Starr

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