We could’ve called it For the People with the very best taste but it’s really for any one with a passion for great design, and an insatiable curiosity. Our own curiosity led us from our humble roots of collecting mid century modern furniture to curating FOR THE PEOPLE; a place where we could showcase impressive makers, both local and global. The makers, some of whom we’ve idolized for decades, some of whom live right here in our immediate community and many of whom we count as friends.
We source what we love and we love to share what we find; a mix of the past with the future and the local with the global. Alongside an eclectic and functional mix of home decor, gifts, kitchenware and books you’ll find mid century style emulated in the handcrafted creations of Gus* Modern, Blu Dot furniture, Heidi Abrahamson Jewelry and exclusive sculptures by Phoenix architecture icon Al Beadle.
Having outgrown its former 500-square foot home at the Biltmore Fashion Park, we relocated to a more capacious location in uptown Phoenix. Built in 1953, it had housed a high end television store and one of the first mid century modern stores we’d ever walked in to, Phoenix Metro Retro. We looked at each other and said. This is it. Now owned and revitalized by famed Amangiri architect Wendell Burnette, it now houses his studio, our store and specialty coffee by Kream.
Not only did our uptown Phoenix location allow us to expand our vision dramatically but it allowed us to create an environment that invites customers to relax and linger. Grab a latté at the coffee shop and visit the partitioned reading room outfitted with benches and filled with books on architecture, photography and famous names from the world of modern design. Sit and stay a while.
We regularly host events to showcase local artists and to exchange ideas about mid century design and preservation. Our goal is to make this a true community space.
For the people says everything we wanted it to.
Owners, Chad Campbell & Shawn Silberblatt