Arper Joins Guggenheim Intrapresae in Support of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice
Starting this year, Arper will become part of Guggenheim Intrapresae, a prestigious group of internationally renowned companies that support the exhibitions and activities of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice since 1992.
Arper manufactures and globally distributes furniture for the contract and home sectors. Guided by the principles of sustainability and business ethics, the company has achieved significant growth and prominence worldwide since its founding in 1989 in Treviso. Arper is driven to promote its philosophy that privileges culture and sustainability of its choices, from selection of materials to their processing methods, from the care and respect for the environment to the ethical treatment of workers.
“By joining the group Guggenheim Intrapresæ, we want to contribute to the culture and the common good of civil society with a concrete gesture, as I am convinced that our actions are influenced by and affect all that is around us,” noted Claudio Feltrin, Arper’s president and CEO. “We have always believed that companies must be socially responsible. For Arper being invited to this prestigious network was very important, so that we can actively contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and culture, which are the basis for building a better society to live in, now and in the future”.
Guggenheim Intrapresæ, the first and best known Italian private sponsorship project for a museum, was founded in 1992 as a strategic partnership between the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and a number of companies that share a passion for art and believe in investing in culture. The group is made up of twenty-two major companies that stand out for their commitment to cultural and social responsibility projects. “Peggy Guggenheim was one of the most charismatic figures in the history of twentieth-century art collecting, a great promoter of the art of her time” said Philip Rylands, director of the museum. “Her innovative, forward-looking and eclectic spirit inspires today all those companies that have chosen to embrace her vision and be associated with it, thereby enhancing the enjoyment of the art of today and tomorrow.”