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Arcopal was born in 1958. Accompanied by its faithful Archibald, the elephant who keeps an eye on things, the French tableware brand has come a long way since then in the hearts of consumers. All over the world, the name has become synonymous with opal! When we think of Arcopal, we think strength, simplicity and... childhood memories. And besides, each of us knows precisely in which cupboard of a mother or grandmother to look for authentic period pieces.
The secret behind the success story? Almost 60 years of good feelings!

With the times

Arcopal, Arc International’s historic brand, has become known over the years for its resistance and durability. Two values that are essential to Archibald, the elephant that has stood by it through all these years. This is the story of Arcopal, its identity and achievements, and the bright future that still lies ahead of it...

Manufacturing history... Since 1958

It takes the memory of an elephant to remember the beginnings of Arcopal. Though ARC, or Cristallerie d’Arques, saw the light in 1825, it was only in 1958 that the technique of opal manufacturing was discovered and registered as a brand. Known for its milky white opal glassware, Arcopal represents one of the first industrial revolutions in glass manufacturing!

The elephant guarantee

Tested and approved by Archibald, Arcopal glassware collections quickly became popular and adopted by families everywhere. Considerable benefits, a friendly spirit carried on through generations, what more do you need to bring a family together around the table. Choosing Arcopal means investing in quality tableware that is durable and resistant, in a style that is both contemporary and timeless. That is the elephant guarantee!

What next?

Without forgetting its popular collections like Lotus or Veronica, Arcopal is renewing its offer in 2016 with a wide range of new products. Focusing on quality design and value for money, that is what Archibald proposes to make an elephant-sized footprint on our tables and the future of the brand.

Discover the new Arcopal tableware collections in opal and tempered glass.

Success and an identity the size of an elephant!

A “Lotus” bowl that has seen many hikers come and go in a mountain shelter. A Veronica plate from which our grandparents continue to eat every day... A cup so light it still surprises our children and grandchildren... The elephant brand identity brings smiles and memories that leave no-one indifferent.

A memory like an elephant

Besides being robust, Arcopal also stands for design with a strong identity and a decidedly vintage flair. Recognisable among a million, the small blue flowers of an Arcopal Veronica dinner service bring back happy memories. Whether we grew up with Archibald the elephant or are just discovering it now, the authenticity and friendly spirit emanating from Arcopal dinnerware still touches us today!

All united around Arcopal

Arcopal exchange groups on Facebook, collector and fan communities, pictures on Pinterest... Because people love it, or as a nod to various generations, Arcopal makes a lasting impression in every country... and now also on the web!

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