The latest addition to the Pioneer Square retail scene is Seattle’s fruitsuper. The design studio, founded in 2008 by spouses Sallyann Corn and Joe Kent, has set up shop in a 1,200-square-foot space along First Avenue near Civilization and menswear shop Division Road. It’s the second brick-and-mortar location for the brand—its first in South Lake Union, under the name Join Shop, closed in December 2018. (Fruitsuper also operates a shop-in-shop at Foundry Vineyards in Walla Walla, Washington.)
“We’re opening a brick-and-mortar [location] because we wholeheartedly believe in community, making connections, and creating experiences,” Corn says. “Our new space will be a wonderful place to meet a friend, have a locally produced glass of wine, or shop a hand-selected collection of made-in-USA gifts from independent designers and makers.”
Expect goods from the design studio’s own arsenal, as well as from the likes of Portland-based Frankie & Coco, Kingston, N.Y.-based Andrew Molleur, and Cincinnati’s Four Eyes Ceramics, plus wines from Foundry Vineyards. A soft opening is planned for Wednesday, September 4, and there are plenty of events already lining the calendar. On Thursday, September 5, during the neighborhood’s monthly Art Walk, the shop will host Seattle author Emily Freidenrich to fete her new book Almost Lost Arts; on Saturday, September 7, Portland artist Ashley Jennings of Alchemy Tintype will be doing tintype portraits; and on Wednesday, September 25, Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung of Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand Poketo will discuss their latest book Creative Spaces, along with Civilization’s Gabriel Stromberg.
To RSVP to any of the upcoming events, visit fruitsuper.com, or swing by to check out the new space.
fruitsuper, 524 1st Ave. S, Seattle; fruitsuper.com