the first agency of color design in France

Founded in Paris in 1978 by Jean-Philippe Lenclos, a3dc is the first reference agency for color design in France, exclusively dedicated to color management. Today, a3dc is a collective of multidisciplinary experts passionate about the work of the color-material-finish trio.

the experts
of color

A renewed, multidisciplinary team, with different backgrounds and cultures, favors the complementarity and scope of rich skills. The common thread is the love, practice and expertise of operational color work.

color as a legacy

Returning in 1962 from Japan where he had the revelation of color, Lenclos opened his workshop in 1978, inventing a new profession, forming around him a first generation of colorists. From 1989 onwards, working in his workshop in the tradition of the master and his disciples, Lenclos passed on his expertise to the current team.

tomorrow's color


Predicting the color of tomorrow is not simply a matter of chance. Observation, analysis, intuition, sensitivity, confrontation with reality, the color that is right for you is the one that we will develop together, to your measure, so that it is the winning color of your company, the right answer to your marketing.

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our projects

Arjowiggins, papiers fins & de création - a3dc