Jun 1, 2022
Striking just the right balance is the cornerstone of the most enduring… and sustainable design. Which explains the meticulous precision of the cut-outs of our Kimono and Gymliz sandals, the use of contrasting soft and tauter materials, and graphic interspersions. The model has been designed with particular attention to both the overall concept and the minutest detail. And if proof were needed of the prime importance of proportions, look no further than the iconic Zig-Zag created by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld in 1934 (and reissued by Cassina), whose timeless design is as contemporary today as it was back then.
Jun 1, 2022
Lines with a cabalistic feel that makes its marks as an adornment shrouded in magic and mystery. Graphic effects that step out of the realm of strict geometry to reach a more… irrational… dimension. Accordingly, the black-and-white colour scheme of andbal sneakers and aurnaa sandals follows in the footsteps of slick raw tribal art, whereas Mexican artist Jimena Montemayor, in turn, creates a plethora of media and techniques in a search for the poetry of signs.
Jun 1, 2022
ON THE CULTURE GRID
Graphic precision and radiance in black and white: with Gervasoni, Italy’s Paola Navone, one of today’s most talented designers takes on steel for a set of coffee tables made with what looks like a structure of random joins and intersections. The result is furniture that can best be described as virtuoso sculpture from end to end. In turn, our Ikorro sandals look at criss-crossing lines from a different angle, with a more exotic inspiration, admittedly, yet equally powerful visually.
Apr 15, 2022
When graphic precision is at one with free reflection and thinking. Combined with our superbly structured Kisumi and Himawa sandals, their iridescent leathers add a poetic touch, a cross between flora and fauna. Young French designer Riwan Coëffic, in turn, always keeps his four-colour biros close at hand, using them to compose his shaded gradients. He then transforms his sketches into all manner of furniture using spray paints. This change in dimension applies the same sense for nuance and tone.
Apr 12, 2022
GREEN, GREEN… GLASS
On the one hand, arche draws its inspiration from nature. Its choice of outstanding leathers and its palette of fresh and vital green colours, plant and flora shades which bring on the sun in style, as with its Myakki sandals. On the other, young Breton designer Lucile Viaud sourced her creations from the sea bed.. In conjunction with the Institute Chemical Sciences in Rennes, she designed her Ostraco geoglass range using marine waste. Her marine glass pieces, which found favour with Michelin three-star chef Olivier Roellinger and now grace the tables at his restaurant, earned her France’s “Initiative Remarquable” prize in 2021 for “the expertise of tomorrow”.
Apr 9, 2022
SO NEAR AND YET SO FAR
Being part of a story, a heritage, a part of nature is more than a principle: it is a state of mind and respect. The determination to match ethics with aesthetics. At arche, this philosophy is a part of the House DNA, whose designs, made in the Loire Valley, are the result of short supply chains with long-established partner suppliers. This ensures that each model, as with the Vayani sandal, is authentic, sustainable and long-lasting, with that special je-ne-sais-quoi. In a different manner, but with similar convictions, Indian architecture and interior design firm Renesa has created a new restaurant, bar and café, Elgin Café, in the Punjab. The new venue, a mix of smart and traditions, is in emerald green, the colour of the local granite, and bedecked with wood and wicker, which are also local.
Apr 6, 2022
There’s no doubt about it: reflecting effects here and there are enable you to broaden your horizons, outlook and perspectives is. The secret is to merge colour and light that shimmer and resonate together. This is what gives Dutch designers Rive Roshan’s corrugated glass panels their poetic beauty, and the illuminated and illuminating purity of their dial table. And, naturally, adds an extra dimension to our andozy slip-ons, whose leather wavers between green and bronze hues, creates a radiant movement.
Mar 29, 2022
LINEN AND LINES
Both natural and ecological, linen weaves and entwines its true fibre everywhere. Here, it wraps our Auhala in elegant beige. It also, it rounds off the corners of the minimalist furniture created by French designers Charlotte Esquenet & Julie Entremont d’Exsud, in raw, chic fashion. For their Flax range, a black steel coffee table, stool and mirror take on a highly tactile dimension.
Mar 26, 2022
Linen is an infinite source of technical innovation. Accordingly, its uses are developing as myriad ecosystems of and for the future, with inventive combinations creating new highly resistant and ecologically virtuous materials. The result of European know-how, the linen selected by arche — lined with technical jersey — creates a sense of well-being, well ahead of its times. Proof of this is to be found in our Edeana and Edearo sneakers. Allied with plant resin and renamed Varian®, it has become a structural textile for French designers, as illustrated by the acoustic screen from Juam Studio published by Cider, and these Rivage light fittings from Market Set. In turn, the avant-garde chair designed by Christien Meiderstma in 2015 combines linen with a bioplastic. The design, with its virtuous life cycle, won a raft of awards at the time and is still highly contemporary, so much so that it has been reissued by Label/Breed.
Mar 23, 2022
ON ART AND LINEN
Linen offers endless creative possibilities. It is a natural choice and ally at arche, whose Egeori sandals illustrate the perfect balance between resilience and sensuality. It is also an organic material for American artist Sheila Hicks, who has made textiles and fibres — linen, in particular — the leitmotif of a monumental body of work exhibited in some of the world’s leading museums. Her sculpted, woven and knotted works, which exude a form of voluptuous beauty, a cross between raw art and tribute to femininity, are waiting to be discovered at one of the UK’s finest art galleries, The Hepworth Wakefield, until the end of September. Sheila Hicks – Off Grid From 7 April to 25 September 202 – The Hepworth Wakefield.
Mar 15, 2021
Share and share alike, with a variety of bean(s) and a taste for colour. When classics are reinvented, they're never quite the same or completely different. Our Auhala sandals are decked in « tonka » leather, an original mix of warm red and uber-graphic features. In turn, award-winning chef Yannick Alleno and eminent pastry chef Aurélien Rivoire have created a range of chocolates with novel flavours and highly graphic designs.
Mar 12, 2021
With his feel for grid patterns, subtle curves and a creative flame, Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed his revolutionary, now-legendary, Hill House chair 120 years ago. Eighteen years ago, German designer Maarten Baas made headline news with his burnt-design classics “Where There’s Smoke” show, for which he set fire to some twenty iconic 20th-century chairs, including the Hill House model. The charred piece, partly consumed by the flames as a result has, in turn, made it into posterity with its strong, confident aesthetic. Today, arche has created a connection between the timeless and the here and now with its Drick sandal, as a tribute to lasting design.
Mar 9, 2021
Genuine materials, familiar lines and proportions, ingrained in our individual and collective memories. These are the classic premises for creating elements of surprise. Following suit, our legendary Baryky ankle boots and Baliko sandals dress up in terracotta red with ethnic motifs, while ceramist Manon Oller uses essential shapes as the artistic playground for her works.
Mar 1, 2022
Organic lines and links, wood with nothing to hide — quite the contrary. Henrique Oliveira’s Momento fecundo in the Grange aux Abeilles at the Domaine de Chaumont sur Loire catches the eye and taps into our emotions. In the same way as with the Brazilian artist’s other works, this sculpture tells of life, its fractures and accidents… And, like our Lombha ballerinas, reminds us how much nature and the tree of life nurture art and craftsmanship.
Feb 27, 2022
The Loire Valley is a true source of inspiration, which arche taps into for its driving force and sustainable values. These values are exemplified especially by its 99% plant-derived lines, as used in its Comhan sandals. The Loire Valley is also a true source of respiration, where another of nature’s treasures nestles. Make tracks for the direction highly eco-responsible Loire Valley Lodges hotel to live life to the full in the heart of nature. By a centuries-old oak and a wishing tree, the cabins are perched between the branches to create comfy and cosy nests. The perfect resort setting for getting away from it all, designed by Tourangeau architect Isabelle Poulain using wood essences from the surrounding forest: Douglas fir, chestnut and oak.
Feb 23, 2022
DOWN TO THE HOLLOW
The supreme art of filling a void or when alveolar effects fulfil a specific function. In the case lines in Lactae Hevea®, such as Comlow derby or Lomzee richelieus, the air bubbles contained in the material provide outstanding flexibility. On the artistic front, Vincent Mauger — a visual artist from the Loire Valley region — focuses on exploring thought and space constructions with his “honeycomb” structures.
Feb 17, 2022
There’s nothing like shades of orange to shine at all times, casting a stream of light caught mid-air. Especially if they’re lacquered, like our Nasdry slip-on. Or translucent like the resin column and bench by designer Laurids Gallée, a master in the use of the substance as robust as it is refined.
Feb 13, 2022
British artist Es Devlin, whose spectacular installations are celebrated around the world, is campaigning concretely against the climate crisis: after her games of mirrors and perspectives presented in 2021 in Miami - reflections on breath and respiration - here she is associated with the very ethical fashion brand Pangaia for a collab of four pieces in organic cotton, the profits of which will be donated to an environmental NGO. A resolutely orange lifewear, symbol for her of the ecological fight. Arche will not contradict it, by making bright orange one of its flagship colors this season…. Evidenced by its Andrya sneakers with anti-cyclonic energy.
Feb 9, 2022
Banking on the play of contrasts and constructions: this is one of arche's skills, as shown here by the luminous ballerina Onyoko crossing brilliantly graphic bands. And this is also what characterizes the work – and the finds – of the German designer Andreas Berlin< /a>. His sources of inspiration: vintage objects gleaned from junk shops and antique dealers with which he composes unique table legs surmounted by well-balanced tops.