Where the power of timeless design is embraced
and future generations are inspired.  


Heritage image of the F154 armchair - © Artifort Archive




In a world where trends come and go, there is something magical about designs that stand the test of time. At Artifort, we believe timeless design is not just a concept; it is a living testament to human creativity, innovation and a deep understanding of what true sustainability means.


Timeless designs have the unique ability to evoke emotions, spark memories, and create lasting connections with people.They are not just objects; they are storytellers, weaving narratives through the ages.


To emphasize the importance of timeless design, the campaign 'Eternal Elegance - The Proof Of Timeless Design' will run in 2024. This campaign is dedicated to celebrating the beautiful portfolio of timeless armchairs designed in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s by renowned designer Geoffrey D. Harcourt.


VIDEO | Reviving old memories with designer Geoffrey D. Harcourt RDI

The F500 series - a design that became a contemporary classic
 and continues to make history around the globe.






Visit the Expo 'Eternal Elegance: the proof of timeless design.'


From April 2024 the iconic mid-size armchairs F504 and F506 by Geoffrey D. Harcourt, dated from 1985, will return into the current Artifort collection. Inspired by modernist aesthetics, these mid-size armchairs harmonises flowing curves with sleek lines, creating an invitingly generous and contemporary seating experience.

Although the F506 armchair originated in an era of artistic revolution, its design remains relevant and inspiring to this day. This masterpiece is part of an unparalleled series of furniture specifically created for Artifort by acclaimed designer Geoffrey D. Harcourt RDI during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. With his meticulous craftsmanship and groundbreaking vision, Harcourt used the same curved shell seat for various pieces, making comfortable yet businesslike furniture his trademark.

In the Artifort showroom in Schijndel (The Netherlands), an exhibition has been set up showcasing the timeless designs of Geoffrey D. Harcourt for Artifort. Entrance is free during the showroom's opening hours. 

Check the current opening hours of the showroom >



About designer Geoffrey D. Harcourt 


Geoffrey D. Harcourt (1935) trained at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1962, he designed his first series of small office fauteuils for Artifort. His designs introduced Artifort to the international market for contract design. In the beginning, Harcourt designed mostly seats for reception areas. His first design for Artifort, the 042 series in 1963, was an immediate international success. His philosophy is that the chair should focus on the person and not the other way around. “First the person, then the chair.” Harcourt has won many prizes and in 1978 was awarded the title of "Royal Designer for Industry".



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