Last fall our furniture studio in Carbondale, Colorado burnt down. The cause is still unknown; the 100+ year old building housed over $100,000 in equipment and handmade furniture. My hope is that from the ashes of this tragedy a new opportunity will arise. I’ve been a furniture maker for over fifteen years now, and my desire is to bring the same quality and aesthetics of my custom, hand-made furniture to a line of products in order to make my pieces more affordable. I plan to shift our operations to producing a line of products in addition to making custom furniture in order to offer furniture that is more accessible.
I have launched a project on Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a website that enables businesses to attain funding to start-up from scratch or launch new products. The goal of my Kickstarter project is to set up production capacity for my products. I am hoping to outfit our new studio with new equipment and fix up some of the used equipment we have purchased, so that my team and I can start producing again. All in all, we need around $100,000, and what we raise on Kickstarter will go directly toward the acquisition of the needed equipment. My community had an art auction a couple months ago and I have raised a considerable amount of money through grant writing, but we are still a long way off from full-scale production. Fifteen thousand is the bare minimum needed to produce the rewards we are offering on Kickstarter. The more we raise, the closer I’ll be to the dream.
Please take a moment to visit our Kickstarter page at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2080388076/david-rasmussen-furniture-design-from-ashes-to-pro
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