Archetype by Arcadia: An Architecturally-Influenced Collection Worthy of a Second Glance

Archetype Modular Configuration and Archetype Occasional Table

Inspired by familiar architectural forms, Archetype is a modular lounge collection with a robust presence that effortlessly radiates comfort. Arm and armless seating models, together with beautifully imagined adjoining table options, provide the building blocks to create welcoming arrangements for any space.

Designed by Qdesign

A study in volumetrics and architecture, Archetype by Arcadia uses recessed, stacked, and layered elements to create pieces that are quite simply – stunning.

Scalable, with infinite parametric options, the inclusive collection of modular seating and tables is ideal for the open office landscape, reception areas and even small huddle rooms where collaborative work is desired. And while the overall design conveys a subdued elegance, there are notable gestures towards a casual, residential feel.

Of particular significance is the 360-degree design, making Archetype interesting, beautiful and approachable from all angles. A key feature is the available half-arm that rests on top of tables to provide an eye-catching focal point while simultaneously integrating table surfaces into the overall configuration. To increase productivity and provide access to technology, optional accessories also include power units with single or multiple outlets, while available pillows add aesthetic versatility and opportunity for varied upholstery combinations.

Archetype Armless Units with End Tables

Arm and armless lounge models are available individually or in modular arrangements with corner units and connecting tables to provide boundless configuration capabilities, while arms, offered in 4½” and 8″ widths, may be positioned at seat ends, in-between, or adjoined to inline and end tables. Optional ganging brackets connect units together with no tools or hardware required and are concealed below the frame, providing the flexibility to easily reconfigure models and answer the challenges of today’s ever-evolving workspaces.

Archetype Modular Configuration with End Tables

Perhaps the most compelling element in the collection is the accompanying square occasional table, which features an angular opening to further play off of the collection’s architectural composition. Available in 36″ and 42″ sizes, tables can be styled from a broad library of finishes in laminate, veneer, a combination of both, or even a split-top finish to create a fun geometric two-tone effect. With the exception of the split top, finish combinations may also be extended to modular tables, which feature a more subdued inset side panel in lieu of an opening.

Archetype Lounge

The collection is the result of a collaboration between Arcadia and Qdesign, a multidisciplinary product development firm that continues to design award-winning furniture.

“When Qdesign first approached us with the concept, we knew it was going to be a home run,” says Casey Journigan, Arcadia President. “The generous proportions and low-slung seats with no visible legs are a perfect fit for the commercial-meets-residential market, and the tables are so visually interesting – it really has something for everyone.”

A one-of-a-kind collection that combines unsurpassed craftsmanship with unexpected details in design, Archetype meets the moment with the functionality and flexibility to create extraordinary spaces.

Archetype Modular with In-Line Table
Archetype Three-Seat Unit and Lounge Chair
Archetype Modular


  • Arm and armless lounge units available in modular configurations with corner unit and connecting tables.
  • Arms offered in 4½” and 8″ widths and are positionable at seat ends or atop connecting tables.
  • Pre-configured models with arms offered in single, two-seat and three-seat sizes for specification simplicity.
  • Connecting inline and end tables offered in walnut or white oak veneer and laminate, in single and two-tone combinations.
  • Accessories include power technology for convenient connectivity and pillows to add aesthetic versatility.
  • Modular arrangements can stand-alone or connect more permanently with ganging brackets.
  • Seating and table units feature low-profile black feet with adjustable glides as standard.
  • Accompanying occasional tables offered in 36″ and 42″ square sizes, with single-tone or split top finish.


For more than forty years, Arcadia has been dedicated to new product development and a breadth and depth of high quality seating and table solutions for large and small companies alike. Dynamic in environments ranging from corporate, educational, healthcare, hospitality and retail spaces to government institutions, airport and club lounges, and more, Arcadia’s product collections are introduced each year at NeoCon and remain on display in its permanent showroom in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart (Suite #340).