We designed and created this unique wooden birdcage for some breakout spaces at a large Fintech event in Copenhagen. Each piece was CNC cut before being assembled in the workshop before being carefully transported over to Denmark.
Creative design and CNC manufacture from a passionate and experienced team of makers.
WHO WE ARE
We are a professional and down to earth team of designers and makers based in Frome, Somerset.
We provide a CAD & CNC design and cutting service for creatives, trades, businesses and everything in between, with a wide range of complimentary skills to help you bring your ideas to life from initial concept to completed product.
Our experience in CNC manufacturing includes design and build for events, experiences, exhibition stands, bespoke signage, interiors for business and residential, furniture design and teardrop trailer/ campervan conversion.
WHAT WE DO
CONCEPT / DESIGN / MANUFACTURE
Send us your idea / moodboards / drawings / sketches and we’ll design them up into usable files before cutting them for you in the material of your choice.
Need some extra direction? Use our Computer Aided Design expertise to turn your ideas into 3D visuals before making them ready for the machine.
Need more than a one-off? We can develop your designs and use specialist Computer Aided Manufacture software to create efficient manufacturing processes for your product. These processes give us the ability to cut complex shapes and to cut them exactly the same time after time. We can take your concepts and develop them into a real 3D object from wood or plastic.
Our Pegasus machine can rout and cut a range of materials. From MDF, Plywoods, Valchromat, Chipboard and Solidwoods to plastics such as Acrylic, PVC, Correx, Polypropylene, Foamex and Polycarbonate, we can handle it.
If you’d like to cut a material not listed here, just drop us an email and we’ll do our best to help. We can source materials for you or cut what you provide.
Our sister company ARN Design can provide a complete Design, manufacture, assembly and finishing service for your product from our well equipped workshop.
Looking for something to make your event, brand experience, pop up or exhibition stand out? Our creative production partner Positive Experience can help.
Tackling all stages of design and build, they can generate concepts, design products for CNC, assemble and finish them in our workshop and then install on multiple sites. They’ll even manage the full logistics of touring and building the assets in multiple locations, drawing on their many years’ experience of doing this around the UK and Europe.
Visit www.positiveexperience.co.uk for more information or drop us an email.
Some of our favourite projects so far.
Jeremy passed his Design Degree in 1996 and promptly went into live music and venue management. He helped run the De Montfort Hall in Leicester for half a decade during which time he helped set up three music festivals. Making the move into event production seemed like the obvious choice and he worked on numerous events over the next few years as a self employed Production and Site Manager (Larmer Tree, Summer Sundae, End of the Road, Glastonbury).
Then family life became the new priority, so a more settled approach led to taking on some property development and from that moving into carpentry. Reviving some events contacts Jeremy managed to swing a few contracts making bespoke items for events, which led to bigger projects which led to… well you get the picture. Skip on a few more years and you’ll find him in his own workshop designing and making all sorts of weird and wonderful stuff for all sorts of weird and wonderful people. Which is how he met Rik, who’s certainly wonderful…
Through this Jeremy has lots of experience in CAD so a jump to setting up a CNC business seemed like an excellent adventure as he really likes designing and making cool, interesting stuff and what better way to do it than with a great big computer controlled routing machine?
Rik is our events guy. He’s produced festivals and events for years but is now working more on designs for exhibition stands, lightboxes and signage and bar design, which is how ARNcnc came about. What Rik doesn’t know about touring events and exhibitions isn’t worth knowing so when you use ARNcnc you get all his experience too.
It was whilst producing a touring festival activation for Wagamama that he got really into the design and build side of things and looking at ways of having a visually stunning activation but still using his experience in health and safety and being at large events on regular occasions to ensure it was also a well produced venue.
When Rik isn’t around the UK with branded sampling vehicles for his other company Positive Experience he’s either in the studio designing coffee bars or running coffee stalls or generally getting out and about and getting stuck into creative foodie projects!
Designer & Maker
Izzi graduated from University of Kingston in 2019 after studying product and furniture design. From the second she stepped into the workshop she pretty much never left. She is a maker through and through and there is nothing she wont turn her hand to. Jack of all trades and master of some?
Post graduation she worked in the events industry building sets and props as well as becoming a technical tutor in the wonderful creative chaos that is the Kingston foundation course. Izzi graduated from this course 3 years before and after running workshops as well as part time tutoring on the course throughout her degree, this allowed her to come full circle from student to staff.
2020 has seen a change in pace which has bought Izzi back to the South West in search of a workshop to call home. She was welcomed into the growing creative workshop of ARN, where she designs, makes and runs Pinto (the lovingly named CNC machine).
When not in the studio Izzi spends her time on her own projects working with collectives and other designers/artists. She has taken her skills and her passion for creating on to allow her work on exciting events and projects, as well as festivals and more recently installing her own creations.
Chief chewabilty consultant.
As chief chewability consultant Nero works tirelessly to oversee the workshop and its hidden stash of tennis balls. For his important work he holds the long standing record for employee of the month. He is very patient with the team when walks and fetch are not at the top of the to-do list. Nero also handles the complaints department.