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Arqadia is Britain’s leading supplier of picture frames and mouldings, offering the most comprehensive range of framing products in the market. With an unparalleled choice of over 3,000 beautiful mouldings, more than 100 readymade frames, over 200 mountboard colours, plus a vast selection of accessories, glazing products, conservation framing and storage items, Arqadia offers a solution for every framing requirement.
Arqadia has achieved its market leading position through continued commitment to exceptional design, competitive pricing and a professional, friendly service. The one stop shop approach to business makes it easy for framers to meet their customers’ needs and achieve the perfect finish every time.
An advanced IT system at Arqadia’s extensive Bedford facility has been designed for maximum distribution efficiency and is staffed by a team of high calibre personnel, offering the very best in customer service. Through its popular e-commerce facility customers can now order from the entire range, check stock availability, manage their account online and view statements and invoices.
Arqadia also offers a number of free resources to help businesses utilise PR and Social Media. From the basics of getting started on Social Media, to advice on best PR practice, the specially designed toolkits, available via the website, can help customers understand the different channels, and produce high quality and engaging content. For framing specific advice and in-depth business guidance to help projects run smoothly, the Framers’ Haven section of the website is a one-stop guide to the ins and outs of the industry. Regularly updated with new articles, this resource will provide up to date tips from Arqadia’s panel of framing experts.
The company continuously strives to set new industry standards and an active product development programme ensures that it continues to be at the forefront of innovation. This dynamic approach is matched only by Arqadia’s commitment to craftsmanship and tradition. It uses only the highest quality suppliers and stringent quality control checks ensure stock remains at a consistently high level. In 2009, Arqadia achieved PEFC and FSC Chain of Custody accreditation for a number of mouldings and mountboard, offering customers the added reassurance and peace of mind that the timber used is derived from sustainable sources.
Arqadia is part of the Larson Juhl group, the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of custom framing products. The company has factories in France, Italy, Czech Republic and Sweden, manufacturing a wide range of products including its own design-led ranges.
The Larson Juhl range of custom mouldings continues to be popular with Arqadia’s discerning customers. This exquisite range offers products to meet the most demanding requirements, whether framing an old master or a monochromatic piece of contemporary Japanese art. Designed to meet the needs of a wider market, the Original Collection offers superb craftsmanship and quality with all mouldings hand finished in the traditional French style.
In 2007, Arqadia acquired the conservation storage, equipment and display specialist, Conservation By Design Limited (CXD). Holder of the Royal Warrant by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, CXD offers a comprehensive range of high quality storage and display products, including acid free boxes, specialist papers and museum boards, to museums, libraries and archives worldwide. The company also offers a growing range of specialist equipment and display furniture, including the Planorama™ aluminium storage drawer system and is one of the leading suppliers of museum showcases.
Arqadia is the exclusive distributor to the UK Framing industry of CXD’s Timecare® range of framing and storage products, which offer conservation-grade protection from the harmful effects of light, moisture, temperature fluctuations, pests, pollution and handling. A wide variety of products are available for framers, including mountboards, mounting strips, adhesives and even cotton gloves. Also on offer are ‘Clarity by Larson Juhl’ glazing products and Optium Museum Acrylic®, a unique and patented alternative to glass, which has been developed specifically for preservation framing.