Starling Built is a furniture and architectural metalwork design firm. We specialize in innovative design using sustainable materials and practices. Our collection of lighting, furniture, sculpture and architectural design draw inspiration from urban and natural environs. The urban landscape surrounding the studio in New Orleans’ 8th Ward influences and contextualizes our designs.
Objects become architecture as shipping crates convert to art spaces, beehives become industrial fans, and recycled magazines house migrating purple martins. Starling Built is interested in the unintended, undetected roles inherent in functional objects.
Our goal is nothing less than participating in the revitalization and transformation of the downtown neighborhoods while generating employment, promoting education and providing a space to re-imagine the role of design in urban and natural landscapes.