Archetype Is An Architecturally-Influenced Collection That’s Truly Worthy Of A Second Glance
A study in volumetrics and architecture, Archetype by Arcadia uses recessed, stacked, and layered elements to create pieces that
are quite simply – stunning.
Scalable, with infinite parametric options, the inclusive collection of modular seating and tables is ideal for the open office
landscape, reception areas and even small huddle rooms where collaborative work is desired. And while the overall design
conveys a subdued elegance, there are notable gestures towards a casual, residential feel.
Of particular significance is the 360-degree design, making Archetype interesting, beautiful and approachable from all angles.
A key feature is the available half-arm that rests on top of tables to provide an eye-catching focal point while simultaneously
integrating table surfaces into the overall configuration. To increase productivity and provide access to technology, optional
accessories also include power units with single or multiple outlets, while available pillows add aesthetic versatility and
opportunity for varied upholstery combinations.
Arm and armless lounge models are available individually or in modular arrangements with corner units and connecting tables
to provide boundless configuration capabilities, while arms, offered in 4½” and 8″ widths, may be positioned at seat ends,
in-between, or adjoined to inline and end tables. Optional ganging brackets connect units together with no tools or hardware
required and are concealed below the frame, providing the flexibility to easily reconfigure models and answer the challenges of
today’s ever-evolving workspaces.
Perhaps the most compelling element in the collection is the accompanying square occasional table, which features an angular
opening to further play off of the collection’s architectural composition. Available in 36″ and 42″ sizes, tables can be styled from
a broad library of finishes in laminate, veneer, a combination of both, or even a split-top fi nish to create a fun geometric two-tone
effect. With the exception of the split top, finish combinations may also be extended to modular tables, which feature a more
subdued inset side panel in lieu of an opening.
The collection is the result of a collaboration between Arcadia and Qdesign, a multidisciplinary product development firm that
continues to design award-winning furniture.
“When Qdesign first approached us with the concept, we knew it was going to be a home run,” says Casey Journigan, Arcadia
President. “The generous proportions and low-slung seats with no visible legs are a perfect fi t for the commercial-meets-residential
market, and the tables are so visually interesting – it really has something for everyone.”
A one-of-a-kind collection that combines unsurpassed craftsmanship with unexpected details in design, Archetype meets the
moment with the functionality and flexibility to create extraordinary spaces.
For more than forty years, Arcadia has been dedicated to new product development and a breadth and depth of high quality seating and table
solutions for large and small companies alike. Dynamic in environments ranging from corporate, educational, healthcare, hospitality and retail
spaces to government institutions, airport and club lounges, and more, Arcadia’s product collections are introduced each year at NeoCon and
remain on display in its permanent showroom in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart (Suite #340)