Kit and Ace sought out local designers and craftsmen for each of their innovative apparel stores throughout the United States, and globally.  Mark Palmquist Design was selected from a competitive field to design and build the furniture for the Bethesda, MD, Kit and Ace store.

The table design was inspired by a wooden ship, with spine, ribs and open hull. The table is made from solid ash with mortise and tenon joinery.

The benches are treasure chests with a contemporary twist.  The handles on each end outline the Kit and Ace logo and the legs reflect the design of the table base.  

The minimalist armchairs are designed with exceptionally comfortable ergonomics and complement the table and benches.  They are crafted from solid ash and bent ash ply using mortise and tenon joinery. 

The expression here is one of streamlined strength and smooth sailing.