IN A WORLD OF MASS PRODUCE,
YOU GO THE EXTRA MILE
If you're reading this,
then you'll want to know what we do and why we do it. Maybe you're keen to find out who we are to make sure you're not getting ripped off? Good idea.
Let's start with the heart of matter.
We're on a mission to bring creative spaces high quality, one-of-a-kind furniture and decor that makes them stand out.
We create, source, revitalize pieces that move with you and only get better with time – from home to home, generation to generation, with minimal impact on the environment.
For us, that strictly means exceptionally crafted, built-to-last, and beautifully designed furnishings.
Why are we doing all this?
In recent decades, the furniture industry has gone into a tailspin.
Furniture has lost taste and become “throwaway”. We keep buying more, only to shortly start frowning at it. And when you want to buy something high quality authentic, it typically costs an arm and a leg.
But instead of just complaining, we prefer to focus on what we do best.
And what we can do is start the next creative spaces revolution. (... Okay, we're hardly that big. But it's a battle one has to fight for himself anyway.)
Here’s what we think furniture should stand for:
Beautiful, functional products that make your space stand out
We belive in products that solve problems. Ones you won’t get tired of and one that won’t let you down. Because we believe it’s better to have one excellent piece, instead of 5 not so great ones.
Made with simple, honest, sustainable materials
In our New York studio and workshop, we hand-perfect each detail, each piece, working hand-to-hand with some of the best crafstmen in the world. We only use sturdy, sustainably-sourced, scratch-and-stain resistant, non-toxic materials.
Furniture that teaches us to consume less, and care more
It's clear that more and more people want their purchases to have meaning. They want cleanliness and sustainability to be the norm. It's up to brands to live up to that standard. And we bellieve we should lead this example.
This is us:
Not just some average furniture Joes
We're a team of designers, artisans, creators obsessed with awesome spaces. Our studio is where hard work happens. Our HQ is in Astoria, New York, but we attain local presense in all our workshops through Old Europe—France, Belgium, Bulgaria—and Asia.
This is how we ensure the impeccable quality you expect at every level.
Even though we most love spending time in the workshop, we also get
a fair share in front of our computers (but you don't need to see that).
Since we've launched our Signature Collection of Menus, Signage and Studio Rollers, it's grown immensely viral. Now our products can be seen at the spaces of some of the world's most innovative companies such as Microsoft, Airbnb, Xero and The New York Times, as well as aspiring bakeries, restaurants, agencies and freelancers, sustainability champions and us regular office and home-office people.
We've come a long way.
Before founding StandOut Spaces in 2016, we founded a classic furniture store in 2013.
This used to be "work in progress": something you could tell could be working, but in reality it was far off. And the standards of furniture are far off for you.
We'd stock several collections a year, bring out loads of different pieces, but we didn't need that many. We need less, we need better, higher quality ones that'd last a lifetime. The good ones we'd hardly afford, nowadays conventional stores mass produce, while the custom pieces are out of reach. It just didn't make sense.
Something wasn't working. So we created StandOut Spaces in 2016.
WE'VE LEARNED A LOT,
BUT WE'RE NOT THERE YET...
This is what we do
Before we went over to create -
We asked what you wanted.
Our aim has always been to make our products more useful by giving your space unique detail and meaning. And being useful, meaning something you'll actually use and enjoy using.
So, rather than trying to guess what you want, we just asked you:
- the things you absolutely loved
- the things you hated
- the products that would be useful in your space
- the qualities each product should have
In short, you've collectively dictated the products we create. You've strongly influenced the products we curate.
It's obvious when you think about it for a second. You told us—and every day remind us—exactly what you want, so we just have to do it.
Next, we worked super hard to perfect every detail.
- ... focusing on the right products
- ... using only the right materials— attractive, comfortable and, above all, durable.
- ... polishing the right way—so your products only get better with time.
- ... developing the right design. We develop our own patterns, then we bring out several series of prototypes to come up with a perfectly balanced design.