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Help Helvey Design Studio bring its simplistic and creative designs to your home. Every piece is handcrafted in San Diego, California.

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Assembly Made Easy - 8-10 screws and 4 minutes is all it takes to assemble any piece from the FIRST collection with only a screwdriver.

Watch exactly what it takes to craft a great bottle opener made from solid brass.

Thank you for your support, whether you're a backer or just interested in our campaign, we sincerely appreciate the support! Please help us out by passing the word along! 

Helvey Design Studio has created a handmade collection of furniture designed and built to last a lifetime. Each piece is handcrafted in San Diego, California, using only sustainable, responsibly sourced goods. 

THE COLLECTION

The FIRST Collection was designed with the principals of simplicity, minimalism and quality craftsmanship. By concentrating on the materials and function of each piece, we were able to strip out unnecessary features, ornamentation or embellishments. The two woods that were chosen are naturally felled Northern California Black Oak and Sustainably Harvested, FSC certified Black Walnut from South Carolina. All steel is 99% recycled content and made in America. You have the choice of a durable powder coated finish in satin black or bone china white. Each piece is crafted by hand, with attention to detail and a focus on craftsmanship. These pieces are made to be cherished and loved. 

$350 - End Table (Dimensions are 24"(l) x 24"(w) x 18"(h) and available in Oak or Walnut with a black or white finish) 

$400 - Chair (Dimensions are 18"(l) x 18"(w) x 29"(h) and available in Oak or Walnut with a black or white finish) 

$450 - Small Coffee Table (Dimensions are 42"(l) x 17"(w) x 18"(h) and available in Oak or Walnut with a black or white finish)

$525 - Bench (Dimensions are 60"(l) x 16"(w) x 17.5"(h) and available in Oak or Walnut with a black or white finish) 

$600 - Large Coffee Table (Dimensions are 42"(l) x 32"(w) x 18"(h) and available in Oak or Walnut with a black or white finish) 

$725 - Desk (Dimensions are 48"(l) x 24"(w) x 29"(h) and available in Oak or Walnut with a black or white finish) 

$1200 - Dining Table (Dimensions are 66"(l) x 36"(w) x 29"(h) and available in Oak or Walnut with a black or white finish) 

Want to help, but can't back the items above? See the items below that we are also offering for a less expensive option:

$10 - Keychain 

$15 - Business Card Holder

$30 - Solid Brass Bottle Opener 

$50 - Combo Pack includes Keychain, Card Holder and Bottle Opener

$60 - Cheese Board Available in 12"x12" or 12"x16" in Oak or Walnut

$125 - Tube Lamp (3.5" in diameter and 16" tall)

$135 - Portal Lamp (4"(l)x14"(w)x18"(h))

HOW THE MONEY WILL BE USED

Funds raised will go directly to the cost of raw materials, labor, packaging and distribution. By standardizing the designs and materials, we are able to build handcrafted furniture at an attainable price.

SHIPPING

Domestic shipping is included for every item! The FIRST Collection is designed for flat pack shipping using as little material as possible, but still ensuring that your package will arrive safely. 

For international backers: shipping is only available for the KEYCHAIN, BOTTLE OPENER and TUBE LAMP at this time and will impose a small charge and a later arrival date. 

SINCEREST THANKS

Thank you for checking out our campaign, please help us by spreading the word!!

A HUGE thank you to the following people whose expertise helped make this campaign a reality:

Videography: Chris Radomski (www.chrisradomski.com)

Photography: Brian Lockhart 

Music: The Heavy Guilt (http://www.theheavyguilt.com)

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CRAFTSMEN!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Through a series of prototypes, we've been able to work out the kinks for this collection, but we have also learned that the unexpected may occur. To address this, we have given ourselves enough time to make each piece with the quality and care it deserves.

Another challenge that we have come across is trying to help the consumer realize that they CAN purchase quality, handmade, sustainable furniture at a price they would pay for a similar item made overseas.

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    KEYCHAIN: Your FIRST piece doesn't have to be furniture, snag a FIRST keychain to start your collection. Made from steel and available in a black or white powder coated finish.

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    BUSINESS CARD HOLDER: Organize your business cards with this handmade wood card holder. Available in Oak or Walnut.

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    BOTTLE OPENER: This might not be your first time opening a bottle, but the FIRST bottle opener will be the last bottle opener you'll ever want. Made of solid brass and evenly balanced for opening bottles with ease.

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    COMBO PACK: Can't decide on the item you want? Have them all! This combo pack includes the keychain, business card holder and the brass bottle opener.

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    CHEESE BOARD: Get ready for your next dinner party with this solid wood cheese or serving board. This classy addition to any party will make your selections of cheese or cured meats look even more amazing. Available in Oak or Walnut

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    TUBE LAMP: Desk lamp made from 100% Repurposed steel remnants and recycled glass tubes, low/high edison bulb included

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    PORTAL LAMP: Need more light in your life? The portal lamp provides warm, ambient light on par with the afterglow of a California sunset. Green flash not included. Available in Oak or Walnut with a black or white finish.

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    END TABLE: Set your drink down, grab your book and turn on a light. This little end table is gonna be by your side for the long haul. Available in Oak or Walnut with a black or white finish.

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    CHAIR: Take a seat in the FIRST chair, whether it be at a desk to get some work done or a kitchen table to grab some grub. This chair is designed for a variety of tasks. Available in Oak or Wanlut with a black or white finish.

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    SMALL COFFEE TABLE: Just add coffee and the morning newspaper, this coffee table is the perfect centerpiece to a smaller living room. Available in Oak or Walnut with a black or white finish with a glass top.

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    BENCH: Round up all the kids for a family dinner or easily host a party for all your friends, this bench has plenty of seating for groups and pairs perfectly with the dining table. Available in Oak or Walnut with a black or white finish.

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    LARGE COFFEE TABLE: If you have a little more living space, we have a little more table for you. This chic table top is made of both glass and Oak or Walnut with your choice of black or white finish.

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    DESK: This simple, yet elegant desk is designed to give you a little extra room to study, do some work on your laptop, or write a letter to your pen pal. Available in Oak or Walnut with a black or white finish.

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    DINING TABLE: I can't promise your favorite meal every night, but I can promise you'll eat it at your favorite dining table. The FIRST dining table will be the center of attention for any household, designed to fit six of your favorite guests for any occasion. Available in Oak or Walnut with a black or white finish.

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