Design: Arne Norell
Perhaps Arne Norell's most beautiful and luxurious design. Exclusive Scandinavian leather, combined with an elegant chrome plated frame makes it more than appealing to the eye. The straps are yet another detail that calls for attention. Ari was awarded "Showpiece of the year" in 1973 by the British Furniture Manufacturers in London. Each chair is handmade at our factory in Sweden with great care, all according to Arne Norell's original drawings. The premium leather is from Tärnsjö Garveri, Sørensen, Elmo, and Ca-mo. Ari comes in a variety of colors and we also take special requests. The frame comes in satin or gloss finish.
Buy directly from us via email. We ship worldwide, and we cover any import and/or duty fees. All purchases outside of Sweden require payment in advance. Lead time 3 weeks.
PRICE* (worldwide shipping included)
Ari in leather from Elmo:
Chair USD $5,830 EUR €5,300
Ottoman USD $2,950 EUR €2,670
Ari in leather from Camo, Tärnsjö or Sørensen:
Chair USD $6,890 EUR €6,270
Ottoman USD $3,380 EUR €3,070
Renowned furniture design
Our company was founded in 1954 by the renowned Swedish furniture designer Arne Norell. Since then we have been a family business carrying on Arne’s design legacy. Our furniture is carefully handcrafted at our factory in Sweden using only the best materials. In fact, it is the same factory that Arne Norell built in the 1960’s. We make unique Scandinavian designs that last.
Furniture that inspires
Our goal is to make furniture with a heart and soul. Not just something that looks beautiful and is comfortable. We want to convey a piece of Swedish design history that both you and your loved ones can enjoy for a long time.
"Our goal is to make furniture with a heart and soul. Not just something that looks beautiful and is comfortable. We want to convey a piece of Swedish design history that both you and your loved ones can enjoy for a long time."
Make it your own
Our design furniture can be made in several color variations. You can choose the color of leather, canvas, and wood finish. If you have a specific color request in mind, please contact us.
1917-1971, Swedish furniture designer and entrepreneur.
Arne Norell started his own workshop in 1954 in the town of Solna, Sweden. Thereafter he moved to Småland and established his company Möbel AB Arne Norell, today known as Norell Möbel AB (Norell Furniture). He was known for his versatile use of wood, leather, fabric, and metal in furniture characterized by comfort and ease. Norell’s success made him a household name within the interior design-world of Europe. Several models were also produced in other parts of the world under a license.
He was to a great extent inspired by Danish design. Two examples of this influence are the lounge chair Ari and the safari chair Sirocco. Ari was awarded the British Furniture Manufacturer’s greatest award “showpiece of the year” in 1973. Many of the models he designed came into production after his death in 1971. His designs are still handcrafted by the same company today, Norell Möbel AB.