Arper CEO named President of FederlegnoArredo, organizer behind Salone

Claudio Feltrin

On 30 October, the general assembly of FederlegnoArredo elected Claudio Feltrin as President of FederlegnoArredo, the Italian trade association that represents companies in the wood- furniture sector.

Claudio Feltrin is the President and CEO of Arper SpA, a leading Italian company that creates chairs, tables, and furnishings for community, work and home. In 2014, he became part of the Board of Directors of Assarredo, of which, in 2017, he became President until September 2020. He is a member of the Board of Directors of FederlegnoArredo Eventi SpA and, from today, he is at the helm of FederlegnoArredo for the four-year period 2020-2024, succeeding Emanuele Orsini.

“I would like to thank all those who have supported me in this adventure which, given the historical moment we are experiencing, presents many challenges. I believe in corporate social responsibility. As entrepreneurs, we have the possibility – and the duty – to contribute to the growth of our country,” comments Claudio Feltrin.

“The choice to run for the presidency of FederlegnoArredo was made because, through the leadership of the Federation, I intend to support ideas and initiatives on subjects that are also close to my company’s heart. Sustainability and access to resources, be they natural or human; the creation of a supply chain network; skill training, so that business culture can be strengthen by human capabilities; collaboration with organizations that facilitate both product and process innovation; digitalization and evolution of the way in which we operate our businesses. These developments must be accessible to the entire sector, so that companies can jointly build the foundations for future growth”.

Arper is proud to be close to Claudio Feltrin in facing this challenge and in being part of this project.

FederlegnoArredo is member of Confindustria and represents the core of the Italian wood and furniture industry. Since 1945 it defends the Italian’s know-how, supports companies’ development, and it is an ambassador of the Italian taste of living all over the world. 

FederlegnoArredo also promotes the Italian wood and furnishing industrial policy, collaborating with the major Italian and international institutions on a regular basis. FederlegnoArredo represents one of the most important Italian manufacturing sector and operates mainly in the Milan headquarter and through the offices in Rome and Brussels. Claudio Feltrin is President of FederlegnoArredo since 30 October 2020.

FederlegnoArredo, through its fully owned company Federlegno Arredo Eventi S.p.A., promotes and organises the Salone del Mobile.Milano, annual exhibition which takes place in April, and the Salone del Mobile.Milano Moscow, annual exhibition which takes place in October. In addition, FLA China, a Chinese entity fully owned by Federlegno Arredo Eventi S.p.A., promotes and organises the Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai, annual exhibition which takes place in November.