// The Company
An American Design Co.
STEWART/STAND® is a privately held design company established by brothers Theo and Paul Stewart-Stand now headquartered in San Diego, CA + Manhattan, NY. The company designs, markets and sells designer men's and women's accessories and other original lifestyle products to customers worldwide. Through their flagship store and retail partners in the US, Europe and Asian markets, this American design company has expanded far beyond its Brooklyn, NY origins - since 2002.
STEWART/STAND® has gained a reputation for producing innovative accessories for men and women with quality and craftsmanship that is unmatched in material, interest, and style.
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// THE_STUDIO@ STEWART/STAND®
The multidisciplinary design studio at the center of the product design + development company. Dedication to original + contemporary design, The_Studio@ continues to maintain a focus on compact, lightweight + smart materials. Partnering with visionary manufacturers they are able to successfully introduce «concept products» to market. The current focus on a collection of stainless steel wallets is a demonstration in the use of non-traditional materials for every day objects.
The development of the stainless steel textile woven from threads of purely stainless steel also combines the artistry of letterpress-style plate making with modern press operations. Since the project began The_Studio@ has expanded their portfolio, introducing over a dozen stainless steel textured fabrics.
// DESIGN PORTFOLIO
As consumer interests shift, we respond by shifting our focus within our product catalog. This year our main focus is our Stainless Steel Wallet + Accessories collection, and the extension of the range into larger accessories and smaller tech accessories - coming soon. As of this year, our entire portfolio is patented.
// THE STAINLESS STEEL WALLET _ Designed 2005 - The discovery, refinement and development of Stewart/Stand’s signature stainless steel material coincided with a seminal exhibition at The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. The title of the exhibition: Extreme Textiles.
The material has diverse applications: Incorporated into spacesuits for durability, appreciated by architects for its flexible + stable nature, favored by engineers for its precision and impermeability, preferred by surgeons for strength, and chosen by Stewart/Stand for its beauty and security.
Around the time of this exhibition we began developing the material for our specific applications, falling in love with both the steel’s touch and handle. Stewart/Stand sensed a tremendous opportunity at the intersection of fashion and technology. Combining age-old tailoring techniques, with state of the art equipment, Stewart/Stand ensures a thin, lightweight alternative to traditional leather; an intelligent accessory that can be carried every day.