l’Arca International is the first magazine published in three languages (French/Italian/English) entirely devoted to the world of modern-day design. Architecture, design and visual communication are the focal points of every single issue.
l’Arca International is the result of a publishing project that began thirty-five years ago and which, thanks to the awareness and enthusiasm of its founders, has constantly updated itself through new content, columns, sections and contributions. It was back in 1986 when Cesare Maria Casati, a designer, architect and follower of Gio Ponti and also the former editor-in-chief of Domus, set up the publishing house l’Arca Edizioni Spa and the magazine l’Arca in Milan, which immediately made its mark on the international publishing scene due to its originality, the quality of its contents and its innovative and carefully designed graphics. When in 1994 the editor met the businessman from Monaco, Edmond Pastor, a real enthusiast and connoisseur of the world of architecture, it was the start of a brand-new publishing enterprise: the creation of the publishing and events management company S.A.M. MDO based in Monte Carlo and also the project for a new magazine called l’Arca International, a two monthly edition of l’Arca published in French/English, whose first issue came out in 1996. In 2012 the quest towards innovation and change resulted in one single edition in three languages called l’Arca International being published by S.A.M. MDO in Monte Carlo.
In its twenty-year history l’Arca International has managed to really stand out due to its open and conscientious vision, offering a free and objective overview of quality, innovation, research and experimentation by architectural designers in various countries around the world.
Going against the grain of pre-established trends, preconceived visions or dominant styles, l’Arca International has now gained itself a privileged niche in specialist publishing of the highest quality, attracting a growing number of readers among professionals, architects, designers, business people and architecture enthusiasts.
Distributed in Europe, French-speaking nations, Italy, United States, Korea, Japan and China, l’Arca International also appears at all the major professional shows and exhibitions: Batimat, Interclima+Elec, Idéo Bain, Mipim, Equip’Hôtel, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Architect&Work, Made Expo, Saie, Cersaie, Equip’Baie, Metal Expo...