Catifa 53 Sled Collection

Lievore, Altherr, Molina, 2001


Catifa 53 is the original: the inspiration that extends to the Arper brand itself. The graceful curved seat and sleek profile are the ultimate synthesis of conceptual purity through the reduction of the superfluous. Made for both residential and contract use, the Catifa 53 is a true jack of all trades.

Shell Options:

  • Single-color and bi-color polypropylene (ColorBi®), standard or inverted (colors options are white, black, light gray, light blue, royal blue, bright green, orange, red, tan, and chocolate brown)
  • Polypropylene with front-face upholstery in leather, faux leather, fabric, or COM/COL
  • Upholstered in two grades of hard leather
  • Fully upholstered in leather, faux leather, fabric, or COM/COL
  • Wood in three color finishes (natural oak, bleached oak, wengé)
  • Double-curved wood in three finishes with front-face upholstery in leather, faux leather, fabric, or COM/COL

Base Options:

  • Sled
  • Sled w/ fitted armrests
  • Cantilever w/ fitted armrests

Base Finish:

  • Chrome-finish steel
  • Satin-finish stainless steel
  • Aluminum
  • Powder-coated aluminum in matte white and black, semi-matte light gray, and glossy bright green


  • Sled base with wood or poly shell: 24.4"w 20.6"d 30.8"h 17.8"seat ht 
  • Sled base with upholstered shell:  24.4"w 20.6"d 31.1"h 18.1"seat ht
  • Sled base w/ fitted armrests: 24.0"w 20.5"d 30.8"h 17.8"seat ht 25.4"arm ht 
  • Cantilever: 22.9"w 18.9"d 20.9"h 17.8"seat ht 25.3"arm ht 20.9"seat depth

Additional Details:

  • The sled and cantilever bases are stackable to allow for large-scale use and storage
  • Stackable from 8-20 pieces depending on the shell choice and whether or not a trolley is used
  • Polypropylene/powdercoated version is suitable for outdoor use
  • GREENGUARD certified
  • Made in Italy by Arper
  • Catifa 53 is also available as a bench and in a lounge version

Additional Options/Accessories:

  • Armrests with or without polypropylene or upholstered pads
  • Writing tablet
  • Basket
  • Extra glides
  • Glides for wood floors
  • Stacking pads
  • Transportation trolley
  • NEW fully removable slipcovers in flat upholstery available with line stitching, cross shape line stitching or star shape linestitching

Many models are stocked locally. Please contact for more details.