Design Glut produces housewares and jewelry with unexpected twists. While our main focus is developing our product line, we’re also well-known for interviewing entrepreneurs, throwing sweet events and creating fantastic solutions for our clients.
Liz Kinnmark and Kegan Fisher
Design Glut makes clever, beautiful jewelry. We design necklaces that get people talking. Our products are available online, as well as through these fine retailers.
If you're dissatisfied for any reason, please email us (designglut -at- gmail.com). We accept returns within 15 days, as long as the item is undamaged and in its original packaging.
What is your jewelry made from?
All of our necklaces are made from high-quality stainless steel, and will not tarnish or cause allergic reactions. Colored pieces are filled with enamel.
I have a product idea. Will Design Glut manufacture it for me?
No, we design all of our products in-house.
I need design/manufacturing/business help. Can I hire you?
Yes, please get in touch. We're able to help you with product design, packaging design, web design, and all the facets of bringing a successful product to market. Click here to check out a few projects we've done for clients in the past.
How do you find the factories that make your products?
Google! Really, we're serious. There is no big secret for how to find factories. Search the internet, send relevant factories an email, and if they're interested in working with you they'll respond. We've found that about 1 in 10 factories will get back to us - so be persistant.
How is “Kegan” pronounced?
KAY-GUN. Rhymes with "Reagan."
What does “Design Glut” mean?
In economics, a glut is when there's an excessive amount of something. We believe that we are living in a design glut. There's just too much stuff in the marketplace. This is our company's starting point. We don’t make things unless we truly believe there is a reason for them to exist. Our objects start conversations, cause you to crack a smile, and add something meaningful to your life.
How did Design Glut start?
Kegan and Liz met at Pratt Institute, where they both studied industrial design. Our first collaboration was sharing a table in the DesignBoom Mart in 2007, right after graduation. The show went so well that we decided to form a partnership. Design Glut's first products were Egg Pants (designed by Liz), the Hookmaker (designed by Kegan), and Crude Jewelry, which was the first thing we designed together.
After that, we worked at design firms for a brief period, but decided that it wasn't for us. In April 2008, we set up a studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and began working at Design Glut full time. Since that point, we've moved full-speed ahead and successfully turned our passion for design into an established business. In addition to the product line, Design Glut is all about community. Check out our inspiring interviews with creative entrepreneurs and thought-provoking design events.
Are you hiring?
No, not at the moment.
Will you interview me for your site?
Feel free to send us an email (designglut -at- gmail.com) and tell us about your company or project. If we think it's a great fit, we'll get in touch!
You’ve gotten a ton of press! Who does your PR?
We do all of our PR and marketing ourselves.
Wait, you didn’t answer my question! How do I contact you?
Shoot us an email (designglut -at- gmail.com) and we'll do our best to get back to you right away!