Arco Contemporary Furniture presents its new products
Latest collection shown at Milan Design Week 2012
10/05/2012 - During Milano Design Week 2012, ARCO Contemporary Furniture presented its collection. The Arco tables, chairs, cabinets and benches are marked by a contemporary, sober design with particular attention to detail. With the large choice of different sizes, designs and materials, the furniture can also be adapted to a large extent to suit individual tastes.
Table Deskbox designed by Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay
Soon after graduating from the Royal College of Art, Shay Alkalay became very well known with Pivot, a special type of drawers for Arco and the Stack for Established&Sons. He is most fascinated by functional items that can move and change and, in cooperation with his partner Yael Mer, they founded the design studio Raw Edges. Their latest design for Arco is another mobile functional object.
The Deskbox is a practical small table/cabinet that is hung onto a wall and it is ideal for settings where there is little space available for furniture. It is an elegant small work place, which is excellent for working on a laptop for instance, and it can be retracted to form a closed box, half the size of the table top.
The Deskbox represents a new typology in Arco's focus on tables, which is an area of specialisation that sets the company apart from others. Continuous research often leads to new inventions and solutions.
Arco at Imm Cologne
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Arco and tables at imm cologne 2012
This design from Raw Edges originated from the project Arco Okay 2011, where Arco challenged ten designers to develop new ideas, based on the production possibilities of the company. Desk Box is based on the parallel mechanism from earlier sewing boxes, which Arco used to produce a long time ago.
Table Steel designed by Jorre van Ast
An unconventional table that combines new technology with ingenious use of materials. 2 and 2.5mm sheet steel with a powder-coating finish forms the basis of the table. The top can also be finished with a layer of 2.5mm semi-solid wood. Together with the option of legs in solid wood, this creates a total of 4 possible combinations.
The table has an industrial feel yet it also has the refined craftsmanship and elegant finish traditionally associated with Arco. The powder coating and the layer of semi-solid wood both make the table extremely practical for daily use and suitable for both residential and business environments.
Table Common designed by Willem van Ast
This new Arco table is a real archetype. The simple, no-nonsense functional design refers to retro Nordic furniture yet it is also wonderfully contemporary. A lightweight and elegant fixed or extending table that looks fabulous with a classic retro chair.
Table Leaf designed by Arco Design Studio
A series of compact tables that offer several (functional) options, making them ideal for smaller living rooms and use in the catering industry. The lightweight leaf included with the extending table is concealed beneath the table in an inventive and practical way.
All of the aesthetic and functional details are worked in wood. The top is also extremely thin. Another stunning example of Arco's impressive ability to combine refined design with practical utility.
Low Tables Setup designed by Willem van Ast
A series of versatile and adaptable low tables in sizes that complement each other. These little tables can be placed on their own or slid together to create a playful but functional landscape. They can also be used both horizontally and vertically to create an interesting dynamic of different heights. Used on their side they make ideal coffee tables that can be placed next to a sofa for example.
Chair Reset Designed by Burkhard Vogtherr
This slimline chair comes with or without arm rests that are reminiscent of handlebars on a bike. The position of the legs gives this chair a very distinctive look. Reset is a modern chair that is extremely comfortable to sit on.
Chair Sketch+ designed by Burkhard Vogtherr & Jonathan Prestwich
Giving the Sketch a higher back and a removable cushion makes it that much more comfortable. This luxurious chair is ideal for use as a kitchen or dining room chair yet it can also be used as a meeting room chair in an office environment. Sketch and Sketch+ are both available with wooden legs.
Table Transit Designed by the Arco Design Studio
In addition to the original legs, the fixed-top table now includes a new option in the form of a lightweight tubular frame in stainless steel or with an epoxy finish. The double extension option of the extending table (the top and legs can both be extended once or twice independently of each other) combined with the original legs or a tubular frame makes it possible to accommodate the optimal number of seats while also creating extra knee and leg room.
Café Chair Designed by Jonathan Prestwich
This stackable wooden chair has a 3D knitted semi-transparent backrest in four colours that gives the chair a very distinctive look and also makes it extremely comfortable to sit on. Arco has now introduced another option for this chair in the form of a knitted cover for both the backrest and the seat. These covers (the one for the seat padded with foam) are very practical (removable and washable). They also make the chair even more comfortable. The texture of the fabric also adds a feeling of warmth to the chair. Currently available in black, grey and brown.
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