Whimsical, imaginative and a little bit cheeky are ways to describe the designs of the talented David Stark. His latest project isn’t a corporate event or lavish wedding but a one-month “surprise ambush” of Nina Freudenberger’s Nolita store, Haus Interior.
Inspired by a wood worker’s atelier, Wood Shop is one part concept store and one part gallery. It’s filled with David Stark designed goods including vases, pillows, place mats, vintage jewelry and art pieces. Some of our favorites include two unique Valentine’s Day gifts – Wood You Be Mine, a box of inedible wooden chocolates and the Sweetheart Carving Kit with vintage knife.
One particular item, the Wood Shop Tool Belt, was designed by Stark for his female staff, who often lacked enough pockets to carry all of their necessary items – headset, iPhone, tape, tools – while setting up an event.
The idea for Wood Shop was born after Stark and Freudenberger met at a RISD alumni dinner and expressed their mutual appreciation for each other’s work. The pop-up at Haus Interior (250 Elizabeth Street, New York) will be open from today until February 27th, 2012. The limited edition items, which range in price from $5 to $500, are also available for purchase online.
PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of David Stark and Haus Interior