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About The Arc

The Arc is a collection of refined handmade goods and carefully selected objects from around the globe. Founded in 2017 by Tiffany Payne Malkin in Los Angeles, The Arc’s main aim is to bridge the gap between handcrafted methods of production and polished design. After Tiffany’s nearly two-decade career in film and production design, she longed for an outlet to put her expertise with editing objects in combination with her desire to empower talented craftspeople. With a majority of the goods coming from female designers, makers, and entrepreneurs who span the globe from Japan to Rwanda to Maine, The Arc prizes the slight variations in each handcrafted and found object, finding beauty and richness in the imperfections and in the stories the objects tell.