Standard Supply & Service Co., founded in 2011 by Jac Currie and Jonah Langenbeck, is a creative services studio. SS&S Co. produces retail environments, apparel, products, and events, as well as branding, marketing, and interactive projects for select clients. The resulting spaces and objects are ephemeral expressions of the history, geography, seasonality, lifestyles, and cultures of New Orleans and the Gulf South.
We constructed our name in honor of Standard Supply & Hardware Co., a now defunct manufacturer of tools and hardware in New Orleans. The loss of a regional class of companies like Standard Supply and others including Woodward Wight, Jax, Terry & Juden, and Higgins Industries precipitated the decline of a working middle class in New Orleans. Our regional economy is now based on tourism and the service industry with no manufacturing base.
We believe there is another way. One in which we become makers again and earn back our independence through labor and ingenuity. This principle defines raw Americanism in its purest form - the outlaw, rebel spirit that made America what it was at its height.
Our goal is to create products and environments that are regionally authentic and locally made. John F. Kennedy once said, “a rising tide lifts all boats.” We aim to embody this ideal by working with a regional network of designers, artisans, and craftsmen to produce our wares.
We’re opening a pop-up in the Defend New Orleans store in late April and have much more on the immediate horizon.