Sunday, February 13, 2011

Interview with Audrey and Josh of HarBenger Duo

I was on Etsy a few weeks ago and happened to go directly to the front page and not my shop page. I noticed this really super cool chair on Etsy's page by HarBenger Duo. It turns out they are a husband and wife team from my home town, Houston, Texas. I sent them a message and asked them if they would like to be featured on my blog and was really happy when they said yes. Thank you Audrey and Josh!

Tell us a little about yourselves:

We are a Houston based, husband/wife team designing and building modern furniture.

When did you first start crafting/designing furniture?

Josh began designing and fabricating products for a home accessories manufacturer in Baton Rouge, LA while attending the School of Interior Design at LSU. There he met Audrey in a furniture design class. Since then, pretty much inseparable.

Cart chair $400 available at HarBenger Duo

Please describe your work in detail. What's your favorite type of design?

We draw heavily on Danish and American modern design.

How has your work evolved from your earlier work?

Trick question. This is our early work!

Where do you get your inspiration?

We are inspired by the typical things: nature, bicycles, science fiction, things that fly.

Hammock Coffee table $650 available at HarBenger Duo

Where are your products sold (online/stores)?

We currently sell Harbenger Duo products through our Etsy shop. While our home accessories arm sells Edie's Lab products through Edie’s Lab on Etsy.

What advice can you give other designers when selling their items?

If someone is offering advice, we could use some!

Ornate Walnut Mirror $96 available at Edie’s Lab

Describe yourself in three words:

Interested, obsessive, other wise normal

Is there is anything else you'd like to share with us?


Retro Modern Wood Letters A-Z $15 available at Edie’s Lab

You can find Audrey and Josh of HarBenger Duo and Edie’s Lab online at the following places:

Harbenger Duo’s own site
HarBenger Duo on Etsy
Edie’s Lab on Etsy
Harbenger Duo’s blog
Edie’s Lab blog

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