Following an incredible six months in business, Good Thing is expanding its collection with five exciting and unusual objects. These additions represent the combined effort of several designers and our American manufacturing partners. Good Thing is particularly excited to announce its first collaboration with the Australian design duo, Daniel Emma.
While the collection spans a variety of categories, each new piece explores the way a user's habits can make an object unique. Through a combination of familiar and strange forms, the products gently suggest their use while leaving room for interpretation.
Good Thing is also releasing a collection of process images that document the many people, materials and techniques that go into bringing these objects to life.
The entire collection will be on view at NY NOW from February 1st through 4th, at booth #3849.
Good Thing Launches the Utility Mirror by Visibility
The Utility Mirror is made by polishing a piece of stainless steel to a perfect mirror finish and dipping it in industrial rubber tool grip. By celebrating the marriage of these industrial methods, the object encourages use with the language of utility.
The Utility Mirror will debut in several pop-up shops and design events throughout the USA and abroad, including the American Deisgn Club Pop-Up Shop, Design Miami/Basel, Tictail's Manhattan pop-up shop, and Wanted Design's Made in Brooklyn Holiday Market.
We're having a party in our new studio! Come on over to check out the space and see what we're working on. We'll be serving frozen margaritas.
Introducing Good Thing, new manufacturer of small products and accessories based in Brooklyn, New York. Good Thing produces objects that are minimal, considered and expressive by pairing the talent of America's most innovative young designers with domestic vendors.
Jamie Wolfond (RISD BFA '13) founded Good Thing to meet the challenge of producing inexpensive products locally. Jamie has a great track record for finding original ways of bridging the gap between design and production, and with the help of several New York-based artists and designers, has expanded his operation by developing a collection of astoundingly simple-to-produce products.
While more and more design studios are producing their work in-house or in collaboration with local trades, it seems as though making the goods affordably and making them here are mutually exclusive. "Rather than the traditional route of providing a vendor with a complete idea of what a product will be, we bring the manufacturer into the design process," Wolfond says. "The changes we make once a producer is involved lead to some of the best ideas we encounter."
The launch of Good Thing represents the combined effort of several young NYC designers, artists and vendors, whose work makes up the ten debut collection, including Sam Anderson, Elliot Camarra, Jon Lucas, Jamie Wolfond, Benjamin Kicic, and Guy Kozak. The entire collection will debut at NY Now's Accent on Design from August 16th - 20th. Good Thing will be at booth #3849.
Good Thing is an American design studio and manufacturing company born in Brooklyn, New York in 2014. Founded by product designers Jamie Wolfond and Samantha Anderson, the company uses a uniquely collaborative process to produce household objects that are innovative, functional and expressive. Good Thing’s ambition is to make accessible products that establish a strong connection with their users.
Achieving this goal starts with our skilled and experienced manufacturing partners. From the very beginning of the design process, we work closely with these partners to gain an understanding of their talents and limitations, enabling us to design products that are inherently suited to their capabilities. Our most exciting discoveries come from the unique skills our producers share and explore with us. In turn, our ability to look at their craft through a new lens expands their base of business, growing their market and strengthening the local economy.
This collaborative spirit extends to all levels of our work at Good Thing. In addition to our in house design effort, we select up-and-coming artists and designers who share our ambition and offer a unique perspective. Working in this way makes Good Thing not only a manufacturing company, but also a platform for creative individuals to share their ideas with the public.
Since its launch, Good Thing has quickly grown a network of retailers in the USA, Canada and Europe. The debut collection caught the attention of international media, including the New York Times, New York Magazine, Sight Unseen, Jalouse Magazine and more.
Good Thing Inc.
1 Knickerbocker Ave. 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11237
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Partner & Designer
Sam Anderson is a designer based in Brooklyn, New York. Through her lighting and tableware, Sam explores the ways in which progressive craft practices can change traditional production models. She is especially interested in the colors and textures created by rudimentary manufacturing processes.
Founding Partner & Designer
Jamie Wolfond is a Brooklyn-based designer originally from Toronto. He is curious about materials, patterns, colours, simple physics and manufacturing systems. He believes that the relationship between a designer, manufacturer and consumer needs to be evolving constantly. He founded Good Thing in 2014. jamiewolfond.com
Daniel To and Emma Aiston established the design studio DANIEL EMMA in 2008 to express their thoughts through Industrial Design. The studio works on a large variety of projects, ranging from desk objects to installations. Daniel and Emma look to create the unexpected from simple objects using basic forms. They draw influence and insight from the diverse culture with which Australia presents them, aiming to design objects to be ‘just nice’. daniel-emma.com
Visibility is a product design studio based in New York City. It was founded by Joseph Guerra and Sina Sohrab in 2012. Visibility focuses on the purity of idea and its material and formal actualities. The studio works to develop useful objects that are familiar, while employing innovation and transgressive typologies. vsby.co
Elliot Camarra is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She produces personal and instinctive work, focusing primarily on painting, sculpture and surface design. elliotcamarra.com
Jon Lucas is a designer & developer whose work explores unconventional structures and satisfying interactions through web-based experiences. jon-l.com
Guy Kozak is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He is interested in crude shapes, primary colors and basic emotions. He explores these themes in his paintings, short films, and objects. guykozak.com
Travis Brown is a designer based in Brooklyn, NY. He maintains an interest in exploring how principles of music can be used to design furniture, along with working in different artistic mediums to explore work processes.