Our innovation department creates new design techniques and develops new wood-based materials, sometimes working in collaboration with scientists. The various experiments we consistently perform allow us to push the boundaries of the materials we use to open up new creative avenues and create innovative furnishings, fixtures and fittings for all sectors of activity, from artistic cabinet-making, architecture, design and contemporary art to the automobile industry, among others.
Pushing the technical boundaries to open new creative avenues
Technologie et Innovation ARCA
Also called inflatable wood; the development of this material took 10 years. It allows the production of veneered panels having the particularity of revealing a pattern in a reversible manner. This material is always composed of a rigid support, an elastic membrane and a chiseled face in wood, plastic, leather, ceramic or even cork … The panel is accompanied by an automated pneumatic device managing air injections and extractions. Manual pumps are also possible.
Technologie & Innovation ARCA
WOOWOOD© is born from the desire to give more functionality to our AIRWOOD© technology. This time it is not the air that inflates or sucks the pockets, but the objects that we slide inside. The wood skin follows the contours of the object to let us guess the outlines. Acting as a tensioner, this material allows objects to be placed in all directions, defying the laws of gravity. Many f