We create beautiful, durable, and affordable custom home furnishings using the greenest options available.
While working as a designer and craftsman over the last decade, I have gained a lot of insight about what people want from a custom-crafted piece. They want something that looks good, functions well, and suits their space. And they want emotional connection - to both the piece and the craftsman.
It became clear to me that the biggest obstacle preventing many people from buying well-designed, high-quality furnishings is, simply, cost. Most of us, by necessity, purchase items that do not match our ideals. We make do with what we can afford and end up buying poorly-made furniture constructed from weak and sometimes toxic materials. Furniture that was designed and destined for the landfill.
That's how I became interested in the idea of designing, manufacturing, and marketing a line of furniture that would close that price gap. I wanted to give people a connection to the designer (that's me!), deliver a product that retains its unique identity and is constructed from high-quality materials. It had to be affordable and it had to be executed in the greenest way possible.
We're off to a good start and we've had some good response already. You can check out our current pieces available for purchase on our website (ericbilligfactory.com). Now we're looking for some start-up capital to really get this thing moving.
By contributing to our project you will help us get all of our current designs (and probably a few we haven't dreamed up yet) off the drawing board and into your homes or offices or coffee shops. The funding will go into materials, labor, design time, and infrastructure. We will then be able to get this company fully off the ground, manufacturing exceptional furniture to be sold for a reasonable price with the health of our homes and our planet in mind.
Thanks for taking the time to check out our project and thanks for pledging.
Enjoy this wonderful day.
-Eric Billig and the FACTORY team
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on December 14, 2011.
Nov 14, 2011 - Dec 14, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
A thousand thanks! Every dollar counts.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $5 or more
A personal bow of gratitude from Eric in your general direction.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $30 or more
A super cool Eric Billig FACTORY T-shirt festooned with the actual cut sheet patterns as part of the graphic. Custom screen printed by local talent here in Austin. (outside continental US please add $10)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $45 or more
One "LP_box" in laser cut maple ply. (outside continental US please add $15)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $65 or more
A "bow" modular coffee table in maple ply: the design that started it all. Make sure and check out our web site at www.ericbilligfactory.com. (outside continental US please add $20)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $125 or more
Two "bow" modular coffee table in maple ply. Perfect for a couple of low side tables or put them together to make one table. (outside continental US please add $25)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $175 or more
One of our "depth" shelving units: because not of all your books and knick-knacks are the same size (outside continental US please add $25)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $275 or more
Two of our "depth" shelving units: because not of all your books and knick-knacks are the same size and maybe you have more books and knick-knicks then would fit on one "depth" shelving unit (outside continental US please add $50)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $325 or more
A "10FOUR" workstation, constructed using exactly one full sheet of ply with nothing left over. The shelving unit can be oriented to the left or right. (outside continental US please add $45)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $600 or more
0 backers Limited (30 of 30 left)
Set of four "19SEVENTEEN" dining chairs. (outside continental US please add $50)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
2 backers Limited (2 of 4 left)
Eric Billig's personal assistance in providing to you what it takes to make your design a reality. He'll take whatever you've got, whether it's a sketch on a napkin or a CAD file containing a 3-D mock-up, and insert it into the FACTORY manufacturing pipeline. Includes digital renderings and a full breakdown of cost of prototyping your design in Austin, Texas.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012