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Arflex Tables

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From its unorthodox beginnings, Italian manufacturer Arflex grew into one of the leaders of 20th-century furniture design. Its furniture came to be known for its integration of new materials and bold appeal, and today a variety of vintage Arflex chairs, sofas and tables are emblems of mid-century modernism.

Arflex was established in Milan in 1947 by Pirelli employees Carlo Barassi, Pio Reggiani, Renato Teani and Aldo Bai. Barassi, a Milan Polytechnic graduate and visionary engineer at the Italian tire manufacturer, explored innovative technology and new uses for synthetic materials in domestic products (for Kartell, he codeveloped a ski rack for automobiles). The four founders partnered with a young architect named Marco Zanuso, who also desired to create furniture that featured an application of novel materials such as elastic tape and polyurethane foam.

One of Arflex’s inaugural pieces was Zanuso’s Lady armchair, a seat made of polyurethane foam that was manufactured in pieces and assembled at the very end of the production process. It won a gold medal at the 1951 Milan Triennale. A couple of years later, Arflex collaborated with Studio BBPR to create the office-chic Elettra and Neptunia chairs. The flourishing furniture company quickly established a reputation for compelling products and attracting and working with up-and-coming designers such as Roberto Menghi, who created Hall, a luxurious line of seating that would earn the Compasso d’Oro – Honorable Mention in 1959.

In the 1960s, Arflex continued to welcome the use of new and cutting-edge materials. Popular designs from this decade include Carlo Bartoli's fiberglass and polyester resin Gaia lounge chair and Cini Boer’s Bobo Relax lounger, one of history’s first seating pieces made of polyurethane foam (it has no internal frame). Boer, a pioneer of furniture design in Italy, also created the Strips sofa for the brand in 1972. Part of a plush modular seating system, the Strips sofa became an Arflex icon and was awarded the Compasso d'Oro in 1979.

Arflex continues to work with innovative designers to this day. Among their more recent collaborations is with Swedish design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune. The company's legendary creations are also on display at museums worldwide. The Lady chair, for example, is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

On 1stDibs, you can find a collection of vintage Arflex lounge chairs, armchairs, coffee tables and other furniture.

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Creator: Arflex
Black Granite and Iron Coffee Table by Laura Graziotti for Arflex
By Arflex
Located in Miami, FL
UVI round coffee or cocktail table designed by Laura Griziotti for Arflex Italy in 1981. The black speckled granite top rests on a black lacquered steel base. Low-profile, minimalist...
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1980s Italian Vintage Arflex Tables

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Granite, Iron

Steel Dining Table, Sergio Mazza for Arflex
By Sergio Mazza, Arflex
Located in Milano, IT
Sculptural Dining Table - Italian Collectible Design - Sergio Mazza Stainless Steel Table Beautiful and timeless dining table designed by Sergio Mazza for Italian furniture brand Ar...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arflex Tables

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Stainless Steel

Cini Boeri 'Malibu' Black and Blue Swivel Table or Desk for Arflex, Italy c1980.
By Cini Boeri, Arflex
Located in Renens, CH
Introducing the Cini Boeri Malibu table – an exquisite creation by renowned Italian designer Cini Boeri in collaboration with the iconic Italian edition house Arflex. The Malibu ta...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arflex Tables

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Steel

Coffee Table in Metal and Carrara Marble Mod.Octopus Design M.Colombo for Arflex
By Arflex
Located in None, IT
Coffee table with legs in white lacquered metal and top in white Carrara marble. Octopus model, design Marco Colombo for Arflex, year 2007. CONDITIONS: In excellent condition, like...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Arflex Tables

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Carrara Marble, Metal

Side Table by Laura Griziotti for Arflex, Iron, Granite
By Arflex
Located in Miami, FL
Side Table by Laura Griziotti for Arflex, black painted steel base and Granite top. No longer in production.
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1990s Italian Modern Arflex Tables

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Granite, Iron

Arflex Match Console Table with Marquinia Marble Top by Bernhardt & Vella
By Bernhardt & Vella, Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Match project is characterized by the brass joint, that joints the structure with the shelf, becoming a precious and decorative element. The stackable system allows to create, with t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

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Metal

Italian mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Hosoe Marinelli for Arflex, 1980s
By Arflex, Isao Hosoe
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Hosoe Marinelli for Arflex, 1980s Coffee table in lacquered wood formed by four mobile circles resting on solid black wooden legs. The rim...
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1980s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arflex Tables

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Wood

Arflex Arcolor 30cm Small Table in White Carrara Marble Top by Jaime Hayon
By Arflex, Jaime Hayon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Arcolor 30 Small Table in White Carrara Marble Top by Jaime Hayon. Small tables designed around the classical geometry of the arch, employing from the beginning the discipline...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Carrara Marble

Arflex Arcolor 100cm Small Table in Black Marquinia Marble Top by Jaime Hayon
By Arflex, Jaime Hayon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Arcolor 100 Small Table in Black Marquinia Marble Top by Jaime Hayon. Small tables designed around the classical geometry of the arch, employing from the beginning the discipl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Marble

Smoked & Chromed Glass '60s "Twin" Coffee Table by A. Ari Colombo for Arflex
By Antonio Ari Colombo, Arflex
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Square coffee or side table made form 2 thick and heavy smoked glass shelf and 4 chrome-plated metal legs with black plastic feet. Good condition: visible oxidation patina on the in...
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1960s Italian Space Age Vintage Arflex Tables

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Chrome, Metal

Arflex Arcolor 100cm Small Table in White Carrara Marble Top by Jaime Hayon
By Arflex, Jaime Hayon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Arcolor 100 Small Table in White Carrara Marble Top by Jaime Hayon. Small tables designed around the classical geometry of the arch, employing from the beginning the disciplin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Carrara Marble

Arflex Capilano 55cm Small Table in White Carrara Marble-Top by Luca Nichetto
By Luca Nichetto, Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Capilano Small Table in White Carrara Marble Top by Luca Nichetto. Supported by a light and elegant metal structure, Capilano's series of small tables takes its name from the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Carrara Marble

Arflex Match Console Table with Marble Top & Metal Legs by Bernhardt & Vella
By Bernhardt & Vella, Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Match project is characterized by the brass joint, that joints the structure with the shelf, becoming a precious and decorative element. The stackable system allows to create, with t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Metal

Arflex Sigmund Small Table in Black Marquinia Top with Metal Base by Studio Asai
By Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Sigmund Small Table in Marquinia Top with Metal Base by Studio Asai. To remain faithful to this search for interior honesty, the design of this c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Marble

Arflex Infinity 130cm Small Table in Light Blue Glass by Claesson Koivisto Rune
By Claesson Koivisto Rune, Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Infinity Small Table in Light Blue Glass by Claesson Koivisto Rune. The mathematical symbol of eternity is a figure that resembles a horizontal ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Glass

Arflex Sigmund Writing Desk in White Carrara Top with Metal Base by Studio Asai
By Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Sigmund Writing Desk in White Carrara Top with Metal Base by Studio Asai. To remain faithful to this search for interior honesty, the design of t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Marble

Arflex Capilano 55cm Small Table in Ceramic Tile & Black Base by Luca Nichetto
By Arflex, Luca Nichetto
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Capilano Small Table in Ceramic Tile by Luca Nichetto. Supported by a light and elegant metal structure, Capilano's series of small table...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

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Ceramic

Arflex Capilano 96cm Small Table in White Carrara Marble Top by Luca Nichetto
By Luca Nichetto, Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Capilano Small Table in White Carrara Marble Top by Luca Nichetto. Supported by a light and elegant metal structure, Capilano's series of small tables takes its name from the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Carrara Marble

Arflex Capilano 96cm Small Table in Emperador Marble Top by Luca Nichetto
By Luca Nichetto, Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Capilano Small Table in Emperador Marble Top by Luca Nichetto. Supported by a light and elegant metal structure, Capilano's series of small tables takes its name from the Capi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Marble

Arflex Tablet High Table in Emperador Marble Top by Claesson Koivisto Rune
By Arflex, Claesson Koivisto Rune
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Tablet High Table in Emperador Marble Top by Claesson Koivisto Rune . The inspiration for their form comes from the ornamental pendants fashioned and worn by the Maori peoples...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

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Marble

Arflex Tablet 50cm Small Low Table in White Marble by Claesson Koivisto Rune
By Arflex, Claesson Koivisto Rune
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Tablet Small Low Table in White Carrara Marble by Claesson Koivisto Rune. The inspiration for their form comes from the ornamental pendants fashioned and worn by the Maori peo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Carrara Marble

Arflex Tablet High Table in White Carrara Marble Top by Claesson Koivisto Rune
By Claesson Koivisto Rune, Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Tablet High Table in White Carrara Marble Top by Claesson Koivisto Rune. The inspiration for their form comes from the ornamental pendants fashioned and worn by the Maori peop...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Marble

Arflex Match Console Table with Quarzite Silver Marble Top by Bernhardt & Vella
By Arflex, Bernhardt & Vella
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Match project is characterized by the brass joint, that joints the structure with the shelf, becoming a precious and decorative element. The stackable system allows to create, with t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Metal

Arflex Tablet 80cm Small Low Table in White Marble by Claesson Koivisto Rune
By Arflex, Claesson Koivisto Rune
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Tablet Small Low Table in White Carrara Marble by Claesson Koivisto Rune. The inspiration for their form comes from the ornamental pendants fashioned and worn by the Maori peo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Marble

Arflex Infinity 130cm Small Table in Fume Glass by Claesson Koivisto Rune
By Arflex, Claesson Koivisto Rune
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Infinity Small Table in Fume Glass by Claesson Koivisto Rune. The mathematical symbol of eternity is a figure that resembles a horizontal figure...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Glass

Arflex Infinity 105x105 Small Table in Fume Glass by Claesson Koivisto Rune
By Claesson Koivisto Rune, Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Infinity Small Table in Fume Glass with Grey Base by Claesson Koivisto Rune. The mathematical symbol of eternity is a figure that resembles a ho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Glass

Arflex Infinity 105x105 Limited Table in Fume Glass by Claesson Koivisto Rune
By Arflex, Claesson Koivisto Rune
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Infinity Small Table in Fume Glass with Grey Base by Claesson Koivisto Rune. The mathematical symbol of eternity is a figure that resembles a ho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Glass

Arflex Tablet Square Table in Black Marquinia Marble by Claesson Koivisto Rune
By Claesson Koivisto Rune, Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Tablet Square Table in Black Marquinia Marble by Claesson Koivisto Rune. The inspiration for their form comes from the ornamental pendants fashioned and worn by the Maori peop...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Marble

Arflex Match Small Table in Quarzite Silver Marble by Bernhardt & Vella
By Bernhardt & Vella, Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Match Small Table in Quarzite Silver Marble by Bernhardt & Vella. Match project is characterized by the brass joint, that joints the structure with the shelf, becoming a preci...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Marble

Arflex Hug Table in Carrara Marble Top with Metal Base by Claesson Koivisto Rune
By Arflex, Claesson Koivisto Rune
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arflex Hug Table in Carrara Marble Top with Metal Base by Claesson Koivisto Rune. The designers Claesson Koivisto Rune enriched Hug project, starting from t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Arflex Tables

Materials

Carrara Marble

Arflex tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Arflex tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of stone and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Arflex tables, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 5 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 23 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original tables by Arflex were created in the modern style in italy during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider tables by Enzo Mari, Giulio Cappellini, and Cara e Davide. Prices for Arflex tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $800 and can go as high as $12,403, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,995.

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