Design and the City
location, location, location...
We believe that great design makes everyday life better. But for design to be great, it has to be different. And that requires thinking differently.
There’s no better place to do this than New York City. It dares you to be original and is also the epicenter of a matchless creative community. That’s why BUILT calls New York home. Our designs are based on simplicity, a passion for materials and a desire to make life easier when on the go.
In BUILT, you’ll find a collection of industrious, stylish, and protective goods inspired by the city that never sleeps. Our products combine form and function, and like a native New Yorker, they make a bold statement at first impression.
BUILT was founded in 2003 by three friends, John Roscoe Swartz, Aaron Lown and Carter Weiss. They found a common bond in their passion for innovative design, well-crafted goods, and their enjoyment of food & wine. This led them to the use of Neoprene and the creation of BUILT’s definitive Two-Bottle Wine Tote.Read More