The design studio is the hub of ARCA’s creative endeavours and where the artistic direction of client projects takes place. We provide strategic and creative support, from the initial idea right through to production, to help anticipate and resolve any aesthetic or technical design issues that might arise.
Creative support from the initial idea right through to production
Design ARCA – Awards 2017
1340 x 650 x 750 mm
Competition pieces multiplying challenges and technical innovations. This dressing table combines finesse and resistance. The base is made with ash veneered square aluminum profiles. The flap is composed of a curved mirror. It also unveils a mannerist sculpture in solid ash outlining a multitude of small storage spaces including a secret drawer. A backlit inflatable wooden vertical strip activates upon opening.
Sideboard without doors or drawers, access is through the openings in the marquetry. Each wall is distorted thanks to our WOOWOOD © technology, even the underside of the cabinet. In tribute to animals whose scales deform under pressure of ingested food.
1100 x 300 x 330 mm
This sideboard can be placed in an entrance, a living room or a bedroom. Subtle veining connections passing over edges and sides are made from the same sheet of ziricote, with no right to error for the craftsman.
4000 x 800 x 800 mm
Outdoor bench in bog oak used as it was when found in the sediments. This approach makes it a completely unique piece. This oak was unearthed after 400 years to unveil a real sculpture, blackened by the slit and having a tortured fork. It was made with the oldest sawmill in France, LA NATIONAL, owned by the family since 1880. The blade passages stop to preserve the fork and allow a spring effect from the seat. The rods, precious pieces intended for drying, are in brass. The wooden block is placed on mahogany sites.
540 x 350 mm
Deux plateaux d’une finesse mise en avant par le moulage des poignées qui semble avoir subi le poids des objets transportés.
1000 x 310 x 900 mm
A minimalist console designed in Gabon ebony veneer contrasting with a maple interior.
200 x 500 x 800 mm
A minimalist sideboard inspired by deconstructivism, breaking with the classic heavy style. Door handles give the illusion of horny pages.
1400 x 200 mm
A large round table designed with pure lines made of Gabon ebony. It is composed of four drawers assembled with dovetails.
1280 x 280 x 900 mm
Suspension made with our thermoformable wood called C°WOOD© combined with our LARMÉ WOOD©. Curves and counter curves are only achievable with our technology.
1000 x 550 x 150 mm
Mirror made with our thermoformable wood called C°WOOD© combined with our LARMÉ WOOD©. The wood is molded intuitively to generate coat hooks, a paperweight or a tablet. Curves and counter curves are only achievable with our technology.
800 x 30 mm
A wall board made up of storage pockets and made with WOOWOOD© technology.
2302 x 981 x 1880 mm
First piece of furniture in WOOWOOD©. Thanks to a completely flexible wood, cutouts are made on different sides of the desk to contain everyday objects: binders, files, books, pens, mood lamps …
Outstanding Talent Hand Intelligence Award 2017.
505 x 205 x 180 mm
Rotating watch case, its LARMÉ WOOD© surface allows it to resist frictions while being dressed in an innovative marquetry. A counterweight system makes the case and watches visible.
En ébénisterie, tout le jeu est de respecter le raccord de veinage pour faire illusion. Détails imperceptibles pour les novices mais essentiels à la beauté de l’objet. L’ébénisterie est un métier passion ou l’on apprend à assembler et créer des décors. Le plus vieux souvenir d’assemblage lié à un motif restera pour tous les puzzles ! Réalisé en tamo (frêne japonais) avec pièce de signature en laiton, l’âme du multipli est réalisé en liège et chanvre de chez Kairlin, cet objet est donc biodégradable
750 x 210 x 100 mm
Skateboard whose LARMÉ WOOD© pattern is used as a grip, like a crocodile’s back. Repeated rubbing will lead the teardrop inlay to appear under the board.
Aroma table designed for tasting and discovering the olfactory nuances defining Ruinart champagnes. The pattern made with VAPOWOOD© technology reminds the texture created by the blows of a pickaxe from cellars’ walls while partially preserving the patina of these surfaces. The vine-shaped foot is a hand-sculpted bronze piece from Pierre Salagnac.
352 x 336 x 1736 mm
This lamp begins and ends with a light source. The wood intertwining allows you to put books on it. Two lampshades are made of Japanese paper diffusing a soft and warm light. These objects produced in a limited series of 20 pieces are the result of a collaboration with the two designers Camille Angibaud and Jörg Guessner.
422 x 422 x 422 mm
Une lampe qui semble fondre sous l’effet de la chaleur. Assemblages à doubles coupes à 45° renforcées par des Y en laiton brasé. Eclairage par 4 rails Led.
Design ARCA x Octave Grehal
Handbag made of WOOWOOD©; it follows the shape of objects much thicker than itself.
This chair refers to the high-backed pulpit, found in churches, carved with a «napkin fold». This wooden fold is therefore drawn in one line.
700 x 780 x 580 mm
3D molded oak plywood seat. The veneer used to mold the hull was developed for industry. The radiant white lacquered steel structure brings an aesthetic lightness.
400 x 450 mm
Table basse composée d’une multitude de sections en châtaignier massif. Une accumulation qui fait office de structure pour supporter le verre ; l’illusion d’une table à la fois aléatoire et structurée.
300 x 50 x 20mm
Wenge knife with a stainless steel blade brazed by thermal spraying. ARCA finances and participates in a thesis intended to develop this procedure on wood. Thesis carried out at L’école des Mines. We are pioneers in this area.
670 x 455 x 420 mm
This swinging deckchair is an essential object from birth to around 7 months. Its serial conception in beech plywood and its design are adapted to the baby’s universe. Its natural sway lets the child know that he can move smoothly on his own. Drawing and design commissioned by Charlie Crane.
Drawer box for a bottle of champagne. It protects and reveals the curves of the bottle. Produced for Gainerie 91, a packaging company.
1300 x 340 mm
A coffee table whose wooden base forms a flowing but fixed ring that circles the glass. Four deformation points allow stability while providing a feeling of lightness.
800 x 160 x 1000 mm
A wall planter that looks distorted by the plant’s growth. Composed of three molded and oak veneered pieces respecting the continuity of the grain.
2100 x 1400 x 30 mm
This wall, inspired by geological faults and using WOOWOOD© technology, is composed of several storage pockets that can accommodate objects on the wall. The pockets testify the high flexibility of the material and give this piece of furniture the appearance of an endlessly reinvented sculpture, according to the shapes of deposited objects.
Table à langer en chêne réalisé pour Charlie Crane. Ouverture rapide et fixation murale pour un gain de place
Une lampe en pliage d’aluminium déclinable en plusieurs finition de bois : frêne, ebene… Eclairage par Led.
610 x 190 mm
A reinvented game table that stores the toys itself. An evolution of our AIRWOOD© technology combined with the bimetal principle. The four drawers are made of C°WOOD©. Designed in collaboration with Emmanuel Siefert during his thesis at ESPCI.
Smoker created for a great French chef and intended for table service. The interior is coated with aluminum deposited by thermal spraying. In partnership with L’école des Mines.
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