ARCO; THAT MAKES SENSE
This month, because the 115th anniversary of Co van der Horst, I publish a number of blogs
about brands that you can see and admire in their beautiful showroom in Amstelveen.
Today attention for a special Dutch brand: Arco. Although their slogan suggests
that they only make tables, the collection is certainly more extensive than that.
They even developed a very contemporary and friendly solution with regard to COVID-19….
BEAUTIFUL FURNITURE PIECES
Craftsmanship, love for wood and the quality of the product have been central to this family business from Winterswijk since 1904. In addition, Arco believes that a good piece of furniture should not only be beautiful, but also should last for generations. That is why Arco products are designed, developed and manufactured with great dedication. At the time mainly focused on small furniture such as side tables, but now specialized in broader collections in which own production and sustainability play an important role.
The collection is made up of timeless designs, including tables, chairs, cabinets and benches, which are made exclusively by craftsmen using traditional, responsibly sourced wood. In addition, local partners are used as much as possible and a lot of attention is paid to light weight and flat pack packaging in order not to burden transport unnecessarily. These core values not only fit well with Co van der Horst, but also with LEEM WONEN!
Although a large number of companies are closed due to COVID-19, Arco has been able to work on so-called “safety shields”, which can be applied to desks or table tops, for example. There is a movable variant and a fixed variant. The glass screens of 6 mm toughened safety glass rest in a base, made of FSC or PEFC certified wood and are finished with a water-based lacquer. Because of the combination of glass and wood, these hygiene screens have – besides their practical effect – also a beautiful, luxurious appearance.