Tom and Whitney from Make It Right Designs, a power couple armed with amazing design and craftsmanship abilities, were kind enough to build these two tables for our office! Generosity like this enables us to grow, while still honoring our donors’ contributions towards more projects. We hold ourselves to the highest level of integrity, especially when it comes to this community. That’s why we are curating our HQ space, so that everyone who comes to our office can interact with the real life impact we’re having in the field. If you’re in the Denver area, you are more than welcome to come see us! Thank you so much, Tom and Whitney, for your excellent work, and for partnering with us! To see more of Make It Right Designs’ work, check out their website here.
1.) Can you tell us a little bit about your company’s vision and purpose?
Make It Right Designs was born from our shared passions and complementary experiences. An architect from CU Boulder and engineer from Clarkson University, we met while working in the construction industry. When we were first getting to know each other, Tom had turned a high school welding hobby into a window well cover side business. It wasn’t until Whitney got involved that we realized the opportunity to start something special. With her design background, we’ve begun exploring the custom furniture market, dabbling in everything from bar stools, light fixtures, designs for whole rooms and retail/commercial spaces.
2.) What are your company’s core values or driving force behind what you do?
As two Colorado natives, we draw inspiration from the culture and ethos of our home state to create furniture that is as unique as our landscape. By using locally sourced materials and vendors, our unique products build upon their environment and pull a little bit of the intangible into a table or chair to remind you of a legacy of craftsmanship and ingenuity missing from today’s particleboard pieces.
Our unique products build upon their environment and pull a little bit of the intangible into a table or chair to remind you of a legacy of craftsmanship and ingenuity missing from today’s particleboard pieces.
3.) What does your partnership with Healing Waters and The Her Initiative mean to you?
To us, this partnership is an incredible opportunity to support a fellow Colorado based organization. Beyond just starting the affiliation with Healing Waters, seeing our furniture in the office is a tangible representation of the positive impact that a business can have, regardless of how small or large they are.
4.) In what ways do your products point towards ending the Global Water Crisis?
While not specifically related to Global Water Crisis, we actively try to reduce our impact on the environment. Responsibly sourced materials allow our customers to appreciate the uniqueness of handmade goods without damaging the environment.
5.) How do you view your specific role in this dynamic community?
Furniture is an avenue to help people become comfortable in their environment. Often this allows for people to engage in creative thinking uninhibited by the stress of being uncomfortable.
6.) What inspired you to have your company’s focus be on holistic, sustainable change in the world?
We started MIRD when we were struggling to find the perfect pieces of furniture for our first house together. We figured we could use our unique talents to make furniture that worked for us and that we wouldn’t tire of after a few months or years. Doing so would keep it out of the landfill and hopefully be a small part of the necessary change away from a society that, at great damage to the environment, views too much as disposable and easily replaced with the latest trend.
We take pride in locally sourced materials wherever possible to build durable pieces of furniture that are designed to last longer than most of the market. We strive to create designs specifically unique to our clients to ensure they will love their pieces for many years to come, well beyond the next furniture fad.
7.) What is the customer’s experience in choosing to purchase your products?
Some of our favorite customers are the repeat ones. We feel like it says a lot about the quality and uniqueness of our products and are thankful that our customers continue to support us.
8.) How would you encourage the Healing Waters / Her Initiative community to be a part of what we’re doing with this office makeover and beyond?
It is so awesome to see a community that strives to break the cycle of poverty by thinking outside of the box and using novel approaches to resolve some of the most stubborn problems facing the communities most at risk in our world. Keep up the great work!
It is so awesome to see a community that strives to break the cycle of poverty by thinking outside of the box and using novel approaches to resolve some of the most stubborn problems facing the communities most at risk in our world.