Our Story

STEEL + PLANK handcrafts sustainable and minimalist furniture designs that invite simplicity, ease, and timeless beauty into your home.

Experience our handcrafted furnishings and home goods online or at our furniture store in Athens, Georgia.

Hi, I'm Kelley Bishop, and I am delighted and grateful to welcome you to our community. After 20 years as an architect, I created STEEL + PLANK to design and craft the furniture I wished I could find — simple, naturally beautiful, made with high-quality craftsmanship, and sustainable processes.
These ambitions are made possible by our architecture firm, STUDIO.BNA, and fabrication studio, Very Dark Gray, which enable our makers to handcraft the unique, custom pieces that have become our signature. 
But here's where it gets interesting... I also imagined a lively and tight-knit community of peoplethe makers who pour their passion into their art, Athens locals who join us for monthly in-store gatherings, and those who connect with the STEEL + PLANK way of life online. Here we all are, doing just that!
And now... YOU. You are so welcome here.

If you're committed to living well, STEEL + PLANK was created for you. I hope it will be a place where you will find ideas and community. And above all, I hope you will find furnishings that inspire deep connection and calm — both in your home and out in the world.

Kelley Bishop