Robert Arpin's Artist Profile


Raised in Swanton, Vermont, furniture designer Robert Arpin is a hard-wired environmentalist. An embrace of technology compounded by a love of nature defines his work.

Inspired by the theatrics of early 90's New York and overcome by an urge to nest, Mr. Arpin enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Technology's Interior Design program in 1994. Throughout the late 90's, he worked with architect Robert Rossi for such as the Smithsonian Institute, Zimmerman AIA and restaurateur Marvin Paige. His design for Chelsea Lobster Company drew the praise of The Village Voice: "David Rockwell's work at Nobu comes to mind, expect it is not so garish here, though just as slick."


The turn of the millennium provoked a move from the drafting table to the laptop. Mr. Arpin's extensive portfolio speaks to a new age that is the driving force behind PARLOUR, a sustainable luxury furniture brand he founded in 2013. 

PARLOUR is locally made global design. Digital models materialize at point of purchase with minimal carbon footprints. Local vendors deliver perfect replicas of each design - using cutting edge technology and the most environmentally friendly materials.
www.parlourusa.com

Mr. Arpin's Work