One of the best parts of Art Basel Miami Beach (apart from the artwork - more on that tomorrow) is the opportunity to meet interesting people who share common interests within the world of design. Though from hometown Brooklyn, it took a chance meeting in Miami to bring Fort Standard to my attention.
Ian Collings and Gregory Buntain, the brains and brawn behind the company, have just finished outfitting the new Fjällräven store in Soho and offer handmade furniture and seasonal gift lines as well. This versatile design team pairs innovative thinking with fine craftsmanship. Whether building a retail environment or designing wooden jewelry, Fort Standard has an eye toward using the most responsible materials available while creating a unique product. We particularly love their side table with its inlaid geometric pattern that still allows the natural burl of the wood to show through.
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