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Arper founder Luigi Feltrin dies aged 85 from coronavirus

Posted On: 8 Apr 2020   |   Posted By: Dezeen

Arper founder Luigi Feltrin dies aged 85 from coronavirus

Luigi Feltrin, founder of Italian furniture brand Arper , has passed away near Venice at the age of 85 after contracting coronavirus .
Feltrin, who started Arper with his sons Claudio and Mauro in 1989, died on Sunday 5 April 2020.
"My brother Mauro, my son Giulio and particularly I were lucky enough to be able to work alongside my father at the company," said Arper's president Claudio Feltrin.
"The past 48 years have enriched me in a priceless way, because with a mentor like him, one can only get better and better."
Luigi Feltrin was born in 1934 in Italy and lived in the northwestern Piedmont region when he was young. He moved across the border to live in Switzerland for a period, before returning to Italy and starting a leather processing business.
Feltrin could "see beyond the obvious"
It was this experience with the material that he channelled into founding a furniture brand with his family - Arper - in Monastier di Treviso, north of Venice.
His employees credited their founder's natural intuition and...

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