STEEL+PLANK, owner Kelley Bishop

STEEL + PLANK is a thoughtful, sustainable, handcrafted furnishings and homegoods store in Athens, Georgia. Kelley Bishop, owner and designer of STEEL + PLANK furnishings, takes special care to curate a space full of the work of other intentional makers. The complimentary wares highlight one another and upon walking into the store, you feel instantly calm and at home.

Kelley has practiced architecture for over 20 years and is a partner of STUDIO.BNA architecture firm, where the philosophy: ‘to be a good architect one should know how to build’ guides their work. The firm’s tandem fabrication studio Very Dark Grey enables them to build both entire structures or custom pieces with a special focus.

Kelley brings the ideologies of STUDIO.BNA to her handcrafted, simple furniture designs you see at STEEL + PLANK. True to the materials of steel and wood, her furnishings are contemporary with clean lines.

The artists and makers of art, soft goods, housewares and lighting featured both online and in-store are selected for their adherence to the STEEL + PLANK values: quality, sustainable craftsmanship, and understated timeless beauty.