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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Artifort Orbit sofa – Wolfgang CR Mezger

Article number 7444 Newly upholstered sofa, model Orbit, designed by Wolfgang CR Mezger in the 90s. Uniquely designed cast iron frame that gives the sofa a floating appearance. Dimensions 213 x 85 x 76 cm (l x w x h) … Continued

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Artifort Kirk chair – Rene Holten

Article number 7449 Newly upholstered in cheerful yellow, the Kirk chair by Artifort, designed by Rene Holten. The chair’s low back allows it to stand beautifully in open spaces. It can swivel and features a mechanism that returns it to … Continued

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Artifort swivel lounge chair – Geoffrey Harcourt – Model F518

Article number 7591 Newly upholstered lounge chair by Artifort, model F518, no longer in production. The chair offers very comfortable seating and swivels on a trumpet base. Marked underneath the base. Dimensions 93 x 78 x 82 cm (lxdxh) Seat … Continued

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Oyster blue – Pierre Paulin – Artifort

Article number 7567 Oyster F157 designed by Pierre Paulin in 1958 for Artifort (Netherlands). This chair is a true Dutch Design classic. The metal legs are slightly angled, and the bent plywood shell seems to float above these legs. A … Continued

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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

Artifort Draai fauteuil - Model F518 - Geoffrey Harcourt
Artifort swivel chair – Model F518 – Geoffrey Harcourt

Article number 7576 Famous design by Artifort, model F518, this model is no longer in production. The chair has a very comfortable seat and can swivel on the trumpet base. Marked underneath the base. Size 93 x 78 x 82 … Continued