Founded in 1947 in modest premises in Milan’s Corso di Porta Vittoria by four associates, Arflex immediately began to experiment the use of foam rubber and elastic tapes for the furniture market.
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.
Very innovative, both on technological and formal side since its creation, Arflex started to develop collaboration with architects and designers becomes larger, towards end of the 60’s. Since then, Artflex has been faithful to its DNA, growing its experimental interest.