I first discovered the L.A.-based design practice Scout Regalia last May in New York City. I was stalking the aisles of ICFF as a member of the Editors Awards jury and I only had time to stop at booths that were showcasing truly exceptional work. Scout Regalia was one of those. I was drawn in by an incredibly crafted outdoor table set made of powder coated aluminum and American white oak hardwood—it was hands-down the most beautiful picnic table I had ever seen. The table sets come in either FSC-certified redwood or domestic white oak hardwood, in addition to a selection of 210 powder coat options for the aluminum.
The young design practice consists of Benjamin Luddy and Makoto Mizutani, both of whom have Masters of Architecture degrees from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), as well as degrees from other institutions. The company proudly promotes that everything they design is made in the USA — mostly in L.A—and offers a fun range of furnishings and accessories, from a geodesic gingerbread house kit, to reusable planting markers, to a new collection of heavy-gauge powder coated steel wall hooks.
In addition to their product design work, the team collaborates on project designs. The New Belgium Ranger Station, for example, is a slope-side bar and restaurant in Snowmass Village Colorado that was inspired by national parks, ranger stations, trailheads, A-Frame structures, and cabin life. All of the furnishings, including the SR Matchstick Tables and SR Ranger Stools, were specifically designed for the project. For more about the firm, you can check out their blog or visit their online store.