Research & Creation Workshop | ARC

Producing contemporary furniture

By Mobilier National, Manufacture des Gobelins, de Beauvais, de la Savonnerie

The Research and Creation Workshop has been set up to assist contemporary furniture design with orders in the public realm. It is primarily used to create furnishings for large public institutions, presidential residences, ministries and embassies.

Prototype en cours de création à l'atelier métalMobilier National, Manufacture des Gobelins, de Beauvais, de la Savonnerie

ARC is now made up of a dozen or so artisans working between two workshops for wood and metal, and since it was set up, it has created more than 600 pieces of furniture, single items or very small runs for around one hundred international designers (Andre Putman, Tallon Roger, Ettore Sottsass, and more recently Matali Crasset, Philippe Nigro, etc.). 

Since its inception, ARC has known how to change with the times and offer furnishings firmly rooted in modernity. The sculptural jerseys of the 1960s have been replaced by experiments with wood, metal and nowadays composite materials like carbon 
fibre.

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