Donning bright yellow safety vests and protective glasses, the Artifans were given a behind-the-scenes tour of Artifort.
During the tour they experienced the entire process, from padding and powder-coating to upholstery and assembly. 'The best part is that we got to see the entire process,' says visitor Karolien Deceuninck. 'Artifort is a well-oiled machine with all of the necessary materials.'
The highlight of the tour was a visit with master upholsterer Paul Geijselaers, who has upholstered furniture at Artifort for more than fifty years. He came out of retirement for one day to show Artifans how he upholsters the Ribbon. This design icon, created by Pierre Paulin, is the most challenging Artifort armchair to upholster due to its unique, organic design.