Arper, a maker of home and office furniture based in Monastier di Treviso, Italy, has opened a 100,200-square-foot manufacturing facility in High Point, N.C.
The announcement comes soon after the company opened its latest showroom in Los Angeles.
Claudio Feltrin, Arper board chairman and son of company founder, said the company sees incredible potential in the U.S. as one of the fastest-growing and most relevant markets for design in the world.
In an interview with Architectural Digest, Feltrin says High Point is the ideal base of manufacturing operations for the company, as the area’s workers boast exceptional craftsmanship skills and professional work ethics.
Feltrin also highlighted the logistical advantages of operations in High Point, including efficient positioning to receive Italian material deliveries, a central positioning to distribute to key domestic markets of New York and Los Angeles, and the quick shipping times customers have come to expect in the current e-commerce era.
Arper, founded in 1989, builds chairs, tables, and furnishings for community, work, and home environments. In addition to Los Angeles, the company has North American showrooms in Chicago and New York City.