Catifa 53 5-Star 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 include:

  • 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 include:

  • Fixed trestle base mounted on self-braking castors
  • 5-Way/Star swivel base w/gas height adjustment mounted on self-braking castors

Base finish options include:

  • Chrome-finish steel
  • Painted steel in matte white
  • Aluminum
  • Powder-coated aluminum in matte white or matte black


  • Trestle: Base: 21.1"w 21.1"d Seat: 21.1"w 21.6"d 17.8"seat ht 31.1"overall ht
  • 5-Way/Star: Base: 25.8"w 25.6"d Seat: 25.6"d 16.8-20.6"seat ht 30.1-34.0"overall ht 

Additional details:

  • GREENGUARD certified
  • Made in Italy by Arper
  • Catifa 53 is also available as a bench and in a lounge version

Additional options/accessories include:

  • Armrests with or without polypropolene or upholstered pads
  • NEW fully removable slipcovers in flat upholstery available with line stitching, cross shape line stitching, or star shape line stiitching.

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