DesignUnsanctioned

Handmade Brass, Walnut, & Leather EDC Products

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 557 Sales

DesignUnsanctioned

Handmade Brass, Walnut, & Leather EDC Products

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 557 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (99)
Brittany Dolence

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Brittany Dolence

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Last updated on Jun 25, 2018

FREE SHIPPING AVAILABLE ON All DOMESTIC ORDERS.

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About

Locally Crafted High Quality Products

Originally founded in Brooklyn, Design Unsanctioned is a two-person multidisciplinary design studio launched with a goal of producing well-designed, high quality products. Now located in Philadelphia, it was started by industrial designer Konrad Giersz, Polish transplant who moved to United States ten years ago and Brittany Dolence, art director, Ohio native. Through their designs they set to explore collisions between traditional materials, craftsmanship, functionality and progressive, modern technology.

Konrad is the guy who brings product design and production experience to the table. Having worked with companies such as Fisher-Price, K'Nex, Snapple, Dr.Pepper, Pepsi and many more he possesses knowledge necessary for developing and producing goods either abroad or locally.

Brittany's understated sense of aesthetic is what makes Design Unsanctioned so appealing. She is the person running everything from behind the scenes, from photography to packaging. Through working with brands such as Brooks Brothers, Free People, Anthropology, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom she has developed an impeccable sense for branding and art direction.

Together, after a successful Kickstarter campaign, we have been able to launch the Spencer Collection. Inspired by Brooklyn's rich history and beautifully aging architecture, the Spencer Collection plays with juxtaposing classic materials with minimal, asymmetrical modern lines.

Traditional machining was for the most part replaced by modern fabrication methods. Quarter inch thick solid brass and premium quality walnut are first laser cut by local fabricators and then hand finished and assembled in our studio. Brass pieces are hand brushed, one at a time, to guarantee unique and beautiful texture while walnut parts are stained and polished for rich depth of color. Every piece of Spencer Collection comes with a strap cut out of 4 oz thick top-grain leather, finished with a brass rivet. Each of the materials making up Spencer Collection carries an inherent variation in color and texture making every piece unique. Over time they will develop rich, burnished patina giving them even more character.

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Shop members

  • Brittany Dolence

    Owner

    Brittany's understated sense of aesthetic is what makes Design Unsanctioned so appealing. She is the person running everything from behind the scenes, from photography to packaging.

  • Konrad Giersz

    Owner

    Konrad is the guy who brings product design and production experience to the table. Having worked with companies such as Fisher-Price, K'Nex, Pepsi & more, he possesses knowledge necessary for developing and producing goods either abroad or locally.

Production partners

  • Metal Laser Cutter

    NJ, United States

    New Jersey family owned and operated metal fabrication and prototyping company. They are very supportive of small business and embrace traditional material and fabricating techniques while being technologically progressive.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 16, 2017
Design Unsanctioned is a multidisciplinary design studio launched with a goal of producing well designed, locally crafted high quality products. It was started by industrial designer Konrad Giersz, Polish transplant who moved to United States ten years ago and Brittany Dolence, art director, Ohio native and a Brooklynite for the past eleven years. Through their designs they set to explore collisions between traditional materials, craftsmanship, functionality and progressive, modern technology.

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Returns and exchanges
In the unfortunate event that a shipment is lost in transit, we will attempt to locate and redirect the shipment to its intended destination. If a shipment cannot be located, we may elect to replace the items in the shipment with equivalent items. Design Unsanctioned will replace all items that arrive damaged due to mishandling during shipping or due to insufficient packaging. If for any reason the customer is unsatisfied with the quality or operation of a Design Unsanctioned product, the customer may return the product for a full refund of purchase price or exchange the product for another Design Unsanctioned product of equivalent value.

Shipping costs for returns and exchanges will normally be covered by Design Unsanctioned. We believe that we offer high quality products at affordable prices and we consider customer satisfaction to be the most important aspect of our business. If you feel that we have fallen short on any of these measures, please let us know. Please note that there are no returns on custom orders unless damaged.

We will do whatever we can to make sure your experience with Design Unsanctioned is a positive one.
Payment
We accept all major credit and debit cards, Etsy gift cards and PayPal. Cancellations can be made prior to shipment. Send us a message through Etsy if you have any questions about payments or cancellations.
Shipping
Shipping prices quoted on a product page are for USPS Priority Mail which will typically reach US locations in 3-5 days. The quoted prices do not include international customs fees. Send us a message through Etsy if you have any questions about shipping or to make alternate shipping arrangements.
Additional policies and FAQs
All Design Unsanctioned products are guaranteed for the lifetime of the original owner. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments regarding repairing, cleaning, or replacing one of our products. Custom work is considered based on the type of job, required turn-around time and backlog of orders. Send us a message through Etsy if you have any questions about custom work.