Monthly Archives: June 2012

On a Mission : Small Business

pstool 3

PALLETstool : seat supports made from repurposed wood pallets, recycled felt padding to replace traditional polyurethane foam, and leather upholstery from scrap material (as shown).  Solid hardwood seats made from pallets also available


Thanks to a program sponsored by Chase and LivingSocial called Mission: Small Business℠, your support could translate into a $250,000 grant for a small business such as BaDesign. But we need at least 250 votes by June 30th to qualify.  To vote:

  • Log in to with your facebook or twitter account
  • click “Support” on the home page
  • look for BaDesign under business name and vote for us!
It only takes a minute of your time and could mean a huge opportunity for a small business such as ours. Meanwhile we’ll be working on our business plan which includes setting up a manufacturing facility for creating high quality furniture from repurposed materials, purchasing new equipment to make our processes more efficient and hiring local skilled labor.  Thank you for your support!

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East Bay Open Studios at Jack London Square

open studios @ jack london square

Last night the Oakland Indie Awards were held at the Kaiser rooftop garden. We are pleased to announce that BaDesign won the Greenie Award!!! Scavenging for shipping pallets and repurposing the wood into high quality, modern furniture earned us the title of “environmental hero”.

Come see what environmental heroes do this weekend and next (June 2-3 & 9-10, 11AM-6PM) at Jack London Square’s Market Hall where we will have PALLETproducts and more on display as part of East Bay Open Studios. 30 additional artists will be showing their work at the Market Hall (55 Harrison Street).

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