A little over ten years ago architect Craig Bassam and creative director Scott Fellows began drafting their vision for a new kind of American luxury company. A genuine, fully integrated lifestyle brand stemming from their shared aesthetic sensibilities, it would encompass architectural projects and interiors as well as impeccably crafted furniture, lifestyle objects and personal accessories.
BassamFellows’ pioneering Craftsman Modern aesthetic, which marries architectural authority with a minimal-artisanal philosophy, was introduced with the debut of the iconic BassamFellows Tractor Stool at the 2003 Salone del Mobile in Milan. From its inception, the company has focused on building relationships with some of the world’s leading craftspeople, whilst forging innovative and intelligent collaborations across the worlds of architecture, branding and design.
The BassamFellows Journal was launched to celebrate this lifestyle vision, chronicling everything from new architecture to brand collaborations. Timely and highly curated, yet fundamentally anti-disposable in its aesthetic, the BassamFellows Journal will feature world class editorial content on inspirational lifestyle and design subjects as well as features on BassamFellows projects.
Craig Bassam is an architect who designs interiors, furniture, lifestyle products and homes.
As the company’s chief designer, Bassam is responsible for BassamFellows’ celebrated Craftsman Modern aesthetic.
Scott Fellows is a creative director who merges extensive expertise in business and brand strategy with the instincts of a designer. He has forged innovative partnerships and led product design and development for some of the world’s leading brands.
The BassamFellows Tractor Stool artfully marries two disparate aesthetics: the rigorous authority of architecture and the honest, humanistic character of the handmade.
DAN TOBIN SMITH
Craig Bassam designed a retail store for Bally, Berlin, Germany. Its architectural precision was enlivened by the use of beautiful natural materials.
The BassamFellows Daybed features a solid wood frame and a leather cushion hand sewn from four separate panels and filled with all natural feather and down.
A BassamFellows designed residence in Lugano, Switzerland. BassamFellows believes that nature is a key part of luxury living.
DAN TOBIN SMITH
BassamFellows products are distinguished by important collaborations with leading artisans and craftspeople and the emotional connection created by products that are genuinely completed by hand.
BassamFellows residence, Philip Johnson, 1951. BassamFellows is inspired by early modernism and its appreciation for the natural environment.
The BassamFellows Wood Frame Lounge Chairs and leather Daybed, pictured inside Bassam and Fellows’ 1951 Philip Johnson home.
Photograph by Nikolas Koenig