RandRDesignworks

R&R Designworks by Sarah Reiss

Texas, United States · 20 Sales

RandRDesignworks

R&R Designworks by Sarah Reiss

Texas, United States 20 Sales On Etsy since 2011

0 out of 5 stars
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Note from shop owner We are on "vacation" while we get our new brick-and-mortar store at the Dallas Farmers Market up and running. Please come visit us there or text us at 609-240-4729 with any questions. See you soon!
Sarah

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 2, 2016

We are on "vacation" while we get our new brick-and-mortar store at the Dallas Farmers Market up and running. Please come visit us there or text us at 609-240-4729 with any questions. See you soon!
Sarah

Sarah Reiss

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Josh Jones

Josh Jones on Aug 29, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely love the table Sarah custom built for me. It has so much character and is beautifully crafted.

Anonymous on Jul 27, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful! We adore our new family heirloom... we will decree in our will that our "descendants" can never sell it! The service was great, and Sarah took great time to communicate with us and help us decide the finish and bases that were best for us. The piece was delivered and set up with no problems and we appreciated the personal touch to the experience!

Anonymous on Apr 30, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

This whole process was extremely positive. Sarah's work on the table turned out to be absolutely gorgeous. We thought we fell in love with the table when we saw pictures of it in the original listing. But we had no idea how much we loved the table until it arrived. The workmanship is fantastic and the table is just beautiful. n nSarah herself was also amazing through out the whole process. Very fast to respond to questions and very thorough and helpful with her replies. n nI can't gush enough about this whole thing. We love the table, we loved working with Sarah and I recommend that if anyone is looking for some beautiful furniture to not hesitate and reach out to Sarah ASAP. n nThanks, Sarah, for an amazing experience and table :D n n- MochaLeaf

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About

It's kind of amazing, really...

I got into this business out of what I like to call "enlightened self interest," which is a fancy way of saying that when I couldn't find find furniture and home accessories that flipped my switch (everything in the stores was just too dull, too cookie cutter, too low quality, or just too meh) I decided to make it myself. I'd been building and renovating since my teens, making pieces for friends and family and, of course my own home, so I knew I had the skills and the vision. The next step was to make it official, which I did by creating R&R Designworks as a one-woman studio in my garage. It was my vision create aspirational art installations and furniture pieces that expressed wit and individuality, and to do it using salvaged and repurposed materials.

I officially set up my etsy shop in 2011, and began posting the tables and walls I was making from salvaged bowling alley lanes, old gym flooring, and warehouse wall lath. I wanted them to convey hands-on artistry AND top-shelf luxury. It was a tall order.

Most importantly, I set up some very important ground rules in those first days. I vowed to treat my clients like I would want to be treated: to gather their input on every decision, to send them pictures of the work in progress, to really treat them like friends, and to never send out any piece that I wouldn't have in my own home.

Apparently, it worked because lIfe got busy very very quickly. Folks from San Francisco to New York City to France found me through Etsy and placed orders. I was contacted by retailers from Vancouver to Las Vegas to New York and suddenly my two-car garage was too small to handle the volume. I took over a former guest-house behind our home where I still build everything, myself, by hand. On the rare times when I have a break, I scout the country, sourcing demolitions and tear-downs, always looking for an old material to make new again.

As of 2013, I've created ongoing custom installation pieces & furniture for Lululemon stores, the NYLO hotel group, The Continental, The Dallas Galleria, Cane Rosso, Hattar Motorsports, Artifact, private hospitality suites, art acquisitions consultants, and more than a few hotels lobbies & bars. It's more than I ever dreamed of and I feel immeasurably lucky and grateful every single day.

By the way, I wasn't always a maker. I spent 20 years as an international journalist traveling around the world from Malaysia to Australia to South America and covering events like New York Fashion Week and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. But my eye was always drawn to the fringes of the design world where artists were experimenting with materials and making bold choices. I wanted to be one of them; turn out now, with a lot of luck , hard works, and Etsy, I am!

I hope you enjoy what this has all resulted in. Contact me with any questions. I'm here and you can be sure I'll be excited to hear from you.

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  • Sarah Reiss

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    When I realized that the furniture ideas in my head were way more interesting than anything I saw on the market, I created R&R Designworks, my one-woman studio, to bring those visions to life and see if others felt the same. Turns out, they do!

  • Karl Reiss

    Collaborator

    Every once in a while, my darling husband, Karl lends a hand for the two-person lifts & rips. He is the ballast to my whipping sail. During the day he's a private school arts administrator, but make no mistake, he taught me a lot of what I know.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 28, 2012
Welcome to R & R Designworks!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
I happily accept PayPal, credit cards, and ETSY gift cards. If you would like to pay with a credit or debit card, you can still choose the PayPal option in checkout. PayPal is a third party credit card processor that keeps all of your transaction information secure. If you have questions about how this works I'll be happy to assist you.
Shipping
I ship via a freight service or a small moving company depending on the size of the crated item. The customer has the option of selecting a basic curbside delivery or upgrading to an inside delivery. Rates are dependent upon the services you choose. Shipping costs quoted in the listing are approximate and are flexible until the actual booking. Rates are dependent upon distance, weight, size, add-ons, and surcharges, and include the actual cost of shipping plus a small amount to cover the cost of shipping supplies and materials. Please be realistic about shipping charges before you purchase and feel free to seek out your own rate quote base on an origination zip code of 75254. Once you have confirmed the shipping rate, the order is considered finalized.

Be sure to let me know if you want to add insurance to your order. Insurance is the responsibility of the recipient and will be added on request.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
All of my items can be shipped internationally. I am happy to calculate it for you. Note that I do not pay any duties, customs fees, or any other associated fees. These are the responsibility of the buyer if their country charges these types of fees. Please be aware of customs information including any fees that may be incurred on your end before purchasing. This information can be found at your local post office or on the web. Every country varies. If you have any questions or concerns about these policies please let me know and I'll be happy to explain further.
Refunds and Exchanges
I take great pride in my work and I hope that you love the things I make for you. I accept returns within 14 days on non-custom merchandise. Return the item in unused condition and I will refund your purchase price. Please note, however, that I will not be able to refund the price of shipping or return shipping.

Custom pieces are not returnable as they have been created specifically for you/ to your specifications. While we require 100% payment in advance for custom orders, we also want you to be 100% happy, so please take great care in choosing and feel free to ask lots of questions before purchasing. Once you purchase or place a deposit and we begin building your item, the purchase agreement is considered binding.

Please be sure to factor shipping costs in to your budget. Rates on very large tables can run several hundred dollars. Insurance is the responsibility of the recipient and can be added on at the time of shipping. All freight charges must be settled before we begin producing your item.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS
I take custom orders. If you are interested in something specific please let me know.

LARGE ORDERS
I can offer discounts for those of you who would like to purchase multiple items at a time. Please contact me for details if you would like to know more.

WHERE I WORK
I work in a dedicated design studio behind my home. My home is smoke-free but the dogs do wander in and out. If you have allergies, please convo me for details.