Modern Preachers (tall) Table

Arc3 Preachers (tall) table (with AR film)

About this Arc3 Preachers (tall) Table

The Arc 3 Preachers (tall) table is a huge departure from geometric shapes.

It uses organic shapes (non primary shapes). This is much more modern and creates a more flowing appearance and a more dynamic feeling. This reflects the dynamic nature of church preaching. The preacher hardly ever stands still on the stage. Instead they are dynamic, gesturing and moving around.

However, making organic shapes is a huge challenge! It is even harder in stainless steel. We estimate that it is about eight times more difficult to make an Arc3 compared with an Arc2. 
In fact the organic shapes we wanted to make had never before been achieved in stainless steel.

Initially, we explored many other materials. That would have been much easier. But other materials are not as enduring as stainless steel. We want the table to stand up to the job of being used in a church for 20 years and still look great. If we were to use a painted finish, a chip or scratch would need to be retouched. Stainless steel is raw which means that a scratch or knock will not be noticed in the same way. Most marks can be removed by carefully rubbing with a heavy duty scotch brite pad from the grovery store (like you would use to clean pots).

In addition, stainless steel and clear acrylic (with anti reflective film) are what designers and architects call ‘raw finishes’ .
As opposed to painted or applied finishes, raw finishes are neutral in appearance and are more likely to fit into a variety of church interiors. They look great in a traditional cathedral or a modern warehouse church building. 

The Arc3 Preachers table comes standard with anti reflective film. This is particularly important if you have a projector screen behind the preacher (which most churches do). Click here for more information on anti reflective film.

It comes flat (keeps the parts safer and avoids the cost of sending air). It requires assembly and we provide the tools and expect it to take you less than 5 minutes to put together.

Like our other tables and pulpits, it is made by us here in Australia. It takes constant monitoring and problem solving to achieve our standards. We are pulpit specialists, so this is all we do. It takes commitment to this one thing to be able to make this difficult lectern at all, let alone to a high standard. 

It is going to sit in the middle of your stage and your congregation are going to look at it a lot. We are dedicated to do whatever it takes to get the best possible result. There is no way that this would be possible by sending it away to have someone else try to make it.

More about the painful birth of the Arc3

Although still modern, to us the Arc2 range was looking a bit long in the tooth. 

We tried 17 times to design a better podium than the Arc2. 16 times our select customers said they preferred the Arc2. It was fruitless, exhausting and frustrating. Finally Stephen designed a lectern shape that was amazing looking but impossible to make. We spent thousands of dollars and many hours painstakingly hand making just one. Our select customers loved it. They wanted to buy it. We then had to find a way to make it at a reasonable price. 

So over 2 years of trial and error, we finally worked out how to make it. It was impossible to make using conventional machines, so we had to make our own. We made machines from a metal cutting flame throwing torch, windscreen wiper motors from tractors and more conventional parts. In the process, we had 11 suppliers say that various parts were impossible to make, produced 436 design drawings, and we set fire to a tree. We think it was worth the effort!
Arc3 Preachers (tall) table (with AR film)



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Freight Times

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- Orders are sent every Tuesday and Friday. This will affect the freight time.
   For example, if you order on a Friday afternoon, your order may not go out until the following Tuesday.
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- Freight times are a guide only. Actual times may vary.

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