Jules Wagemans laid the foundations of Artifort when he set up business as an upholsterer in Maastricht, Holland in 1890. It was his son, Henricus Wagemans that expanded the company into a furniture factory with a showroom in Amsterdam. By the 1920’s it was a nationally established brand and in 1928 the Artifort name was born. The emphasis came to lie on functionality, comfort and quality combined with aesthetically pleasing design and innovative use of materials.
Since then Artifort has worked with talented designers from Pierre Paulin & Geoffrey Harcourt to René Holten & Patrick Norguet. Artifort’s furniture forms part of the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.