- About the ARK
We have set about to create the ARK – a space where all creatives and artistically bent people can come to find objects that satisfy the senses, subtly define a myriad of styles, and amplify their vision. We aim to be the backbone of a moving, and energized event.
We are not your run-of-the-mill, get-a-million-pieces-of-everything-tomorrow kind of establishment. Our approach is more thoughtful and carefully designed. It is intentional and takes time.
We don’t try to be anyone’s perfect everything. We can’t be. What we can be is the cornerstone of a look. We can be foundational or we can give you the magic jewel that makes everything – just right.
What sets us apart from larger decor companies- we believe, is our dedication to cultivating relationships. we work hard to support dying arts and specialty craftsmen/women who have a history of creating timeless silhouettes, and building pieces with their hands. in this world where so many products are mass produced by anonymous people or machines, we relish the experience of knowing our makers. Tracing the origin of our pieces back to faces, places, and names.
Artists are the base of what we showcase here at the ARK. their vitality and vision permeates how we craft our constellation of pieces. We collaborate with individual artists who run their operations out of backyard kilns, and build each plate by hand; to smaller, boutique-run tabletop companies that have handed down their craft’s secrets over generations. Glassblowing, forging metals, porcelain hand painting, sewing and embroidery. This is just a sampling of what it takes to build the ARK.
Our collections touch many corners of the world thru the hands of our artists – Los Angeles, Connecticut, San Miguel De Allende, Florence – Italy, Paris- France, Bali, Germany, Japan and others.What we can’t find, we endeavor to create ourselves.