Fort Standard

FORT STANDARD is a New York-based contemporary design studio founded by Gregory Buntain and Ian Collings. Their collaborative work is a manifestation of their shared vision and progressive design approach, which pairs timeless materials with modern processes. Often using traditional methods of production in innovative ways, the designers have developed a unique form of language rooted in simplicity and functionality. Their attention to detail, connections, and materiality generate value through design in what Buntain and Collings describe as a “warm-contemporary” aesthetic.

Fort Standard’s Qualities of Material collection further explores the experimental dimension of the duo’s process by pushing natural materials beyond conventional limits and applications. The collection investigates the properties of wood, stone, and leather by employing specific material characteristics to create structural designs in the context of furniture.