Original manufacture by Procson in Australia. Our previous music stand designs have geometric shapes. Composed of what are called primary forms. For example circles, cones, rectangles, etc. These shapes are beautiful and relatively easy to make.
The Arc3 desk is a radical departure from this. It uses organic shapes (non-primary shapes). It's much more modern. It creates a more fluid appearance and a more dynamic feel. This reflects the dynamic nature of church preaching. The preacher will rarely stand still on the stage. Instead, they are dynamic - moving, gesturing and speaking.
Making organic shapes is much more difficult. It is even more difficult in stainless steel. We estimate that it is about eight times harder to make an Arc3 compared to an Arc 2. In fact, the organic shapes we wanted to achieve had never been done in stainless steel. For a while we explored other materials. It would have been much easier. But other materials are not as durable as stainless steel. We want the lectern to withstand the pressure of being used in a church for 20 years, while still looking good. If we were to use a painted finish, a chip or scratch would need to be touched up. Stainless steel is raw, so a scratch or dent won't be noticed in the same way. Most marks can be removed by carefully rubbing with a heavy-duty scotch brite pad from the supermarket (as you would when cleaning pans).
Plus, stainless steel and clear acrylic (with anti-glare film) are what designers might call "rough finishes". Unlike painted or applied finishes, rough finishes have a neutral look and are more likely to fit into a variety of church interiors . It can be a traditional cathedral or a modern warehouse church building - raw finishes will always look great.
The Arc3 has a tall top of 70cm (28" ) wide. Enough room for a large notebook and a bible to sit side by side.
The Arc3 pulpit comes standard with an anti-glare film. This is especially important if you have a projection screen behind the preacher (most churches do this) Click here for more information on anti-glare film.