How Hammer & Smith Was Born
Hammer & Smith was born out of one man’s desire to get back to basics and start working with his hands again. After many years of doing freelance designing, the need for a personal outlet a therapy of sorts began to show it’s face. So he went to the studio and started to work. And beautiful things were made. People asked if they could buy them and he said yes. Later he was joined by some like-minded creative heads and Hammer & Smith, Inc was born.
Hammer & Smith was never supposed to become a real business. The founders of the studio were always curious about art, design and manufacturing. They had diverse creative backgrounds, but their curiosity to see how things work, take them apart, customize, experiment with different materials and create new things that finally led to start Hammer & Smith.
How It All Penetrated
It derived from project experiments, creating useable lifestyle products for their own use and sharing them with friends and followers on the blog, Hammer & Smith evolved into a company known for designing, manufacturing, and supplying, premium quality, durable leather goods and high-end lifestyle products for individuals and corporate clients worldwide. That decision, to turn part time and hobbies into a proper business was in a response to collective longing for a life that was closer to the vision held in our hearts and minds. A life based on our passion and interests. Indeed a life in which business and pleasure are the same thing. Well today Hammer & Smith had made it in leather business indeed.
Hammer & Smith Isn’t Just Business But A Design Community Too
The idea of Hammer & Smith evolved over the course of several years. A business that incorporated not only designing, crafting and supplying of high quality leather goods and lifestyle products but also creating and developing a design community and sharing with their members. The materials and ideas to promote design and craft industry around the world is the basic idea they follow.
Most Ancient Materials Known To Mankind Used By Hammer & Smith
Working with natural materials is always fun. Studio works with two basic natural raw materials LEATHER and WOOD which are used in various combinations to create finest quality products. No other material can provide the versatility of leather and wood. Leather is certainly one of the oldest natural materials known to mankind. High-Quality leather provides strength, durability and resilience, while shaping effortlessly to needs.
Unlike other manmade materials which are made quickly and have short live spans, leather is a slow material, it takes time to make fine quality leather, its takes a lot of physical interaction to make a perfectly tanned leather skin and it is for this reason leather product may last many lifetimes. There are hundreds of variables from hide origins to tanning, tumbling, and finishing that end up in a final product that is completely unique. No two hides are the same and each batch has some variance in characteristics making each finished product truly one of a kind. Fine tanned leathers develop natural patina overtime which creates a unique character of each item produced from it.
Similarly seasoned wood allows us to create products which are good quality and long lasting. They use many different varieties of ethically sourced lumber which are supplied by local suppliers and stockists. More over studio collects cleans and stocks reclaimed and recycled wood from various sources as well. Recycled and reclaimed wood allows creating high-quality products at very competitive prices.
Think, Design, Make, Sell & Repeat
Do you need a place to work? Do you want to start you own creative business? Do you want to design and make a product? Do you need a place to sell your product? Do you need a place to hold your event? Hammer & Smith are here to help.
The DESIGN LOUNGE is geared to provide you and your team with all the necessary tools, support and space to start and grow you own creative business or project. Their studio designer, product maker, business managers, curators and content creators are all available to assist and support the partners.
Co-Working Space + Tools + Retail Space + Business Support
The DESIGN LOUNGE provides member with the following services:
+ Co-Working Space
+ High-speed internet
+ Air conditioned rooms
+ Spacious tables & comfortable chairs
+ Desktop computers
+ Printing facility
+ On-Demand photography / videography gear
+ Hand tools for prototype making
+ Retail space to exhibit and sell products
+ Meeting Lounge
+ Reference Books & Magazines
+ Skill Learning Workshops
+ Community Events
+ Exclusive Events
+ Rest room
+ Snacks and drinks
Moreover you may select from hourly, daily or monthly packages.