About Us

About Us

FOR THOSE WHO DON’T BELIEVE
IN CHEAP, FAST & SHODDY

HARD GOODS was established as a response to today’s consumer culture. After five years, you won’t see our pieces on the side of the road, broken down and waiting for a second owner or the garbage man. Simply put, they’re built to last.

WE BELIEVE
That form and function go hand in hand.
That there is beauty in the imperfection of natural materials.
That material plays a crucial role in design.
That our products are living entities that get better with time and use.
That made in the USA still counts for something.

We use the highest quality materials available. We spend countless hours prototyping, testing, and sometimes scrapping our plans and starting over. What you’re left with is the best quality that money can buy. A beautiful, meticulously crafted piece that will serve its purpose for years to come, and look damn good while doing it.

That context plays a powerful role in the function of an object.
That design is a process of problem solving.
That everyone should own a piece of furniture that will outlive them.
That cost shouldn’t be the determining factor in a purchase.
That life is too short to make ugly things.

ESTABLISHED 2012

BY BRANDON GORE

“As with all things in life, you get what you pay for. My price is a direct reflection of the quality of work I produce. If budget is your deciding factor, then I am absolutely not the right person for you. However, if you value expertise, distinction, and knowing that you bought the best, then I’m the craftsman you’ve been looking for.”

They say it takes 10,000 hours of work in any trade to become a master. Over the past 10 years, Brandon Gore has invested over 30,000 hours in the mastery of his craft. In addition to working on hundreds of design & fabrication projects, Gore teaches his methods in classes in his Tempe studio and throughout the country.

Hard Goods was founded in 2012 by Brandon Gore of Gore Design Co. Originally a creative outlet and personal project that allowed him to explore new materials and processes, Hard Goods soon became its own entity as Gore connected with clients who valued his design aesthetic, fine craftsmanship, and unwavering commitment to quality.

IN THE NEWS

PRESS & ACCOLADES

Since we opened our doors, we’ve been thrilled to receive awards and recognition from a variety of sources in the design world. Here are just a few of those we’re most proud of.Best Furniture Design Winner  dwell on design awards 2012