Artifort was founded in 1890 by Jules Wagemans in Maastricht as an upholstery company. His son (Henricus) took over the company and started making furniture himself. Initially, Artifort made classic wooden furniture, with designs based on Art Deco and the Amsterdam school.

After the Second World War, Harry wagemans (son of Henricus) presented a collection of modern wooden furniture under license from Scandinavian manufacturers, the so-called Dux furniture.

In 1939 Theo Ruth joined Artifort as head of design and in the 1950s he designed the famous Congo chair and Pinguin chair.

After a futile attempt to become a member of the “Stichting goed wonen”, the designer Kho Liang Ie was asked to contribute ideas about the design policy. Kho ensured that the young designer Pierre Paulin and later the Briton Geoffrey Harcourt were involved in the company.

Since the 1970s, several great designers have collaborated with Artifort, such as Gijs Bakker, Japser Morrison and Marcel Wanders.

Artifort furniture can be found in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Center Pompidou in Paris and Vitra Design Mueseum in Weil am Rhein.

View some of our products from Artifort here:

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Glass Coffee table – Artifort – Kho Liang Ie

Article number 7556 Glass Square Coffee Table with rounded glass. This coffee table combines clear glass with extruded and anodized aluminum, resulting in a sleek yet elegant design. The playful design element of the notches in the legs adds a … Continued

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Blue green Ben chair – Pierre Paulin – Artifort

Article number 7514 The Ben chair is a stylish and comfortable chair for any contemporary space designed in 1991. This designer chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort boasts sleek lines and ergonomic curves, making it a sophisticated addition to any … Continued

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Green Artifort sofa C683 – Kho Liang Ie

Article number 7512 The C683 sofa, a classic example of Dutch design, was designed in 1968 by Kho Liang Ie for Artifort (the Netherlands). The sofa C683 is a comfortable relax sofa due to the slanted angle of the frame … Continued

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Oyster model F157 – Artifort – Pierre Paulin

Article number 7435 Oyster model F157 designed by Pierre Paulin in 1958 for Artifort (the Netherlands). This chair is a true Dutch Design Classic. The metal legs are slightly slanted, the curved plywood seating seems to float above these legs. … Continued

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Black leather Artifort chair by Geoffrey Harcourt

Article number 5702 Black leather swivel chair designed by Geoffrey Harcourt for Artifort. The black leather is very luxurious and smooth. The cushions are comfortable. A chair for a succesfull (home) office. Swivel through al your Zoom meetings. Do you … Continued

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Coffee table model 1844 – Artifort – Kho Liang Ie

Article number 7455 This is a very nice coffee table model 1844, designed by Kho Liang Ie in the 60s for Artifort, the Netherlands. It consists of a heavy stained wooden top square metal legs. The legs have a typical … Continued