Stewart Stand is a privately held design company established by brothers Theo and Paul Stewart-Stand now headquartered in San Diego, CA and 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. The multidisciplinary design studio at the centre of the product design and development company. Dedication to original and contemporary design, the studio continues to maintain a focus on compact, lightweight and smart materials. Partnering with visionary manufacturers they are able to successfully introduce concept products to market. The current focus on a collection of stainless wallets is a demonstration in the use of non-traditional materials for everyday objects. Starting as little as 38 GBP to 65 GBP. Read why stainless wallets are trending for 2017.
The Development Of The Stainless Steel Textile
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.
¨As consumer interests shift, our company respond by shifting our focus within our product catalogue. This year our main focus is our Stainless Steel Wallet and Accessories collection, and the extension of the range into larger accessories and smaller tech accessories which are coming soon. As of this year, our entire portfolio is patented.¨ – Stewart Stand.
The Stainless Steel Wallet was originally designed in 2005. It encompasses the discovery, refinement and development of Stewart Stand’s signature stainless steel material which coincided with a seminal exhibition at The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, under the title of the exhibition: Extreme Textiles.
The material has diverse applications: Incorporated into spacesuits for durability and appreciated by architects for its flexible and stable nature. It is also favoured by engineers for its precision and im-permeability and preferred by surgeons for strength; before ultimately being 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.¨ – Stewart Stand.