Lievore Altherr – Alberto Lievore (Buenos Aires, 1948) and Jeannette Altherr (Heidelberg, 1965) – begins in 2016 after a 25 year trajectory as Lievore Altherr Molina. The Barcelona-based studio specializes in product design & development, strategic consulting, creative direction, art direction, and architecture for internationally recognized design companies. Lievore Altherr develops projects using an established strategy: a creative concept integrating product design and its communication. This holistic approach, humanist character, and the search for the essential in their projects – combined with a sensibility that transmits harmony and balance – characterize the designs of Lievore Altherr.
At Arper, they create chairs, tables, and furnishings for community, work and home.
They're motivated by relationships: between products and spaces, spaces and people, people and their networks. They frame everything—their soft, essential design sensibility, their direct and personalized service, organizational and corporate policies, their global brand identity—in terms of human values.
A FAMILIAR STORY — They are a fast-growing company founded in 1989—a family business guided by an integrative, human-centered approach. They have grown from a furniture manufacturing business to an international design presence, dramatically increasing their turnover and adding hundreds of new employees to the Arper family.
DESIGN APPROACH — Every part of the product development process—from design to production to long-term impact—is carefully considered, bringing function, aesthetic, detail together in elegant resolution.
A UNIQUE SENSIBILITY — Arper's design ethos is based on the versatility of essential forms. Over time, their approach has evolved around six core concepts: Balance, Family, Intuition, Light, Color, Play.