Fort Standard is a contemporary design studio and manufacturer based in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Founder and Designer Gregory Buntain explores the interplay of natural materials and modern production processes to create distinctive designs rooted in simplicity and functionality. Merging progressive design thinking with an obsessive approach to craft, Fort Standard’s lighting, furniture and home goods help transform everyday spaces into ideal living environments.
The Balancing Blocks are literally Fort Standard's first product design ever. Having just completed a design/build project for the Swedish outdoors brand Fjallraven in early 2011 we had been able to use money from that project to set ourselves up in the basement of a big warehouse on the waterfront in Red Hook Brooklyn.