Modern Podium

Arc3 lectern and Arc3 water table package (with AG film)

About this Arc3 church podium and Arc3 table package 

Get free covers when you order this, our most refined podium and table combination. 

The Arc3 podium 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 feeling. It reflects the dynamic nature of church preaching. 

Making organic shapes is much harder. It is even more difficult 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 been achieved in stainless steel.

For a while we explored other materials. That would have been much more straight forward. But other materials are not as durable as stainless steel. We want the podium 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 (like you would use to clean pots and pans).

In addition, stainless steel and clear acrylic (with anti reflective film) are what designers might 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. It can be a traditional cathedral, or a modern warehouse church building, raw finishes will still look good. 

The Arc3 podium has a large 70cm (28”) wide top. Plenty of room for a large book of notes and a bible to sit side by side. If you need the top to be smaller, we can make a smaller 60cm/ 24” wide top for the same price. Please e-mail us.

The Arc3 podium and water table come standard with anti glare film. This is particularly important if you have a projector screen behind the preacher (most churches do). Click here for more information on anti glare (also called anti reflective) film.

They come flat (keeps the parts safer and avoids the cost of sending air).  They require assembly. We provide the tools and we expect it to take you less than 5 minutes.

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

They are going to sit in the middle of your stage and your congregation are going to look at them every weekend. We need to be committed 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 this church pulpit and water table package:

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 and exhausting. I (Stephen) finally designed a podium shape that was amazing looking but 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. 

We spent 2 years trial and error 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 certain parts were not possible to make, produced 436 design drawings, and we set fire to a tree.

You get free covers for the podium top and table top, when you purchase this package. The covers are normally $30 each and are essential in protecting the tops when not in use.
A3 + T3+C
Arc3 lectern and Arc3 water table package (with AG film)



Freight Prices

To USA To USA-Express
$0-100 total order USD $40 USD $60
$100-400 total order USD $70 USD $100
$400+ total order USD $90 USD $135

Freight Times

Standard air freight 7-9 days
Express air freight 3-7 days
- Orders are sent every Monday and Thursday. This will affect the freight time.
   For example, if you order on a Thursday afternoon, your order may not be sent until the following Monday.
- US customs are normally very quick, but it may occasionally take extra time to clear customs.
- Freight times are a guide only. Actual times may vary.

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