WHAT WE DO

WHO WE ARE

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  • Design buildings and interiors
  • Design custom furniture and furnishings
  • Advocate efficient energy and technology solutions
  • Connect to reclaimed and recycled materials
  • Use local sources and resources
  • Support artists and artisans
  • Build collaborative creative teams
  • Create renderings and presentations
  • Purchase from international designer showrooms
  • Shop in europe for unique items

JULIAN COHEN

My mother was a painter and my father a university mathematics professor. Their friends were artists, poets and academics. That was the world I grew up in. In 1969 I went to St. Martinʼs School of Art in London. I was elected to the student union board. I attended pottery classes part-time at Southampton Art School for two years. I took a government training in carpentry and joinery and went on to work on historical restoration projects including work on a 16th century farmhouse in the tiny West Sussex village of Amberley. My commute was a five minute walk past stone walls, roses and thatched cottages.

Marie and I were married in California in December of 1980. Soon after, I joined the carpentry crew at the Muir Beach Zen Center, practicing Japanese joinery under the tutelage of master Japanese builder, Paul Disco. After that I worked as a carpenter on many custom homes and remodels in the Bay area. In 1989 I joined an interior design and furniture studio. It was a great learning experience in design and production and I was able to work on homes in Malibu and Beverly Hills. In 1997 I created an interior design studio with Marie and somehow through all this I have managed to find time when I can return to painting canvases.

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STUDIO ADDRESS:

134 North Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

MAILING ADDRESS:

2204 Silk Road
Windsor, CA 95492

PHONE NUMBERS:

T: 707-541-6484
F: 707-541-6485

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We design custom homes, remodels, interiors and furnishings, with a emphasis on local resources.


LOCAL RESOURCES

A sustainable community is best served by acting and trading locally. The cornerstone at ARC Design is to increase growth in the community by using local resources in our design projects. ARC is an acronym for Art, Resource and Craft. In the spirit of the British Arts and Crafts movement in Victorian England, we have developed relationships with local artisans in a networked guild that encourages collaboration in the design and building process. The arts and crafts connect us to our cultural and regional diversity.