Modern Table

Arc3 water table (with AR film)

About this modern table

This modern table is the water table in the new Arc3 range. Our previous lectern designs have geometric shapes, made up of what are called primary forms. Circles, cones, rectangles are examples of this. These shapes look good and are relatively easy to make.

The Arc3 modern lectern, water table and preachers table are a radical departure from this. They use organic shapes (non primary shapes). This is much more modern. They are more flowing in appearance and have a more dynamic feeling. This reflects the dynamic nature of church preaching. The preacher will rarely stand still on the stage. Instead they are dynamic- moving around, gesturing and expressing.

Making organic shapes is much more difficult. And even more so in stainless steel. We estimate that it is about eight times more difficult to make an Arc3 range compared with the Arc2. 
The truth is, the organic shapes we wanted to make had never been achieved in stainless steel.

At first, we explored other materials. That would have been much easier. But other materials are not as durable as stainless steel. We want the lectern and tables to stand up to the strain of being used in a church for 20 years and still look good. If we were to use a painted finish, a chip or scratch would need to be retouched. Stainless steel is raw, so 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 supermarket (the sort you would use to clean pots and pans.)

In addition to this, stainless steel and clear acrylic (with anti reflective film) are what designers call ‘raw finishes’ .
Unlike painted or applied finishes, raw finishes have a neutral appearance and are more likely to fit into a variety of church interiors. Whether in a traditional cathedral or a modern warehouse church building, raw finishes will still look good. 

The Arc3 table comes standard with anti reflective film. This is particularly important if you have a projector screen behind the preacher (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.

Like our other lecterns and tables, it is made by us in Australia. It takes constant problem solving and monitoring to achieve our standards. We are pulpit specialists, 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 every weekend. We are committed to doing 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 lectern was looking a bit long in the tooth. 

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

2 years trial and error followed, working out how to make it. It was impossible to make using conventional machines, so we had to make our own machines. 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 not possible to make, produced 436 design drawings, and we set fire to a tree.
Arc3 water table (with AR film)



Freight Prices

UK Europe
£0-50 order total £10 £20
£50-250 order total £20 £40
£250+ order total £20 £40

Freight Times

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Standard freight 2-3 days 4-7 days
- EU/Europe: May take extra time to clear customs in your country.
- Europe: the fastest freight times are to France, Holland, Germany
- Freight times are a guide only. Times may vary.

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The Arc3 lectern and table are a radical departure from traditional geometric shapes. They use organic shapes (non primary shapes). This creates a more flowing appearance and a more dynamic...
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