LA Design: Scout Regalia

Scout Regalia

I’m so excited to share updates from LA here on Life in Sketch! I’ll be contributing monthly updates about my favorite local designers and makers, hope you’ll tune in to see what’s new.

Outdoor Oak Table - Scout Regalia Raised Garden Kit - Scout Regalia

This month, I’m highlighting the dynamic LA design duo Scout Regalia! Founded in 2008 by Benjamin Luddy and Makoto Mizutani, Scout Regalia is a Los Angeles based design studio, “obsessed with the design and fabrication of space, furniture, home products, graphic identities, material processes, and sustainable living.” Above are two of their works, a beautiful oak outdoor table, and a raised bed garden kit (with powder coated tags to remind you where you planted the lettuce!)

Scout Regalia Wall Hook Scout Regalia Wall Hook

Scout Regalia is dedicated to supporting local fabricators, and their deceptively simple designs are manufactured with local partners in the USA. My favorite Scout Regalia designs are their wall hooks, which, to me, exemplify everything Scout Regalia embodies: classic, utilitarian design, with a playful edge. They are colorful and fun, yet made of heavy gauge powder coated steel for durable everyday use.

Scout Regalia

Each Scout Regalia design is created with everyday living in mind. The first iteration of the Scout Regalia hooks were under-counter hooks that they created in their role as design architects of the New Belgium Ranger Station bar/restaurant space. This little detail is the kind of thing that I really appreciate when I visit a bar — a beautifully designed hook for my jacket/purse… yes, please! As you can see from the photo they shared, the hook design has evolved to suit the needs of both restaurant and personal home clients.

Cotton & Flax tea towels + Scout Regalia wall hooks

I used their beautiful brass wall hooks as an accent in my recent photoshoot for Cotton & Flax’s linen tea towels, and feel confident that they would look fantastic in any modern kitchen. I’m currently using one of their brass hooks over my dresser, to hold my favorite necklaces that are in constant rotation.
Ben and Makoto are generous in showing the process behind each of their designs — I loved seeing this video of the hooks being made here in LA. The hooks are break formed, and then each hook is stamped with their flag logo and “Made in USA.”

Want to see more Scout Regalia? I love this LA Times interview with Ben and Makoto — it really shows the amazing attention to detail that they put into every piece. Check out their work on their website, or follow them on Instagram to get peeks behind the scenes (and photos of their adorable dog, Penny).

Back soon with another dispatch from LA,

 

 

Erin Dollar | Los Angeles

DESIGN CONTRIBUTOR

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