Original-1 is a design-driven brand built upon an unadulterated love of the creative process, and a commitment to quality over quantity.
Instead of designs being created by various artists, all concepts and designs are conjured by me personally. That means every design on this website is exclusive to the original-1 brand, so you really are purchasing something quite unique that not many other people have. My hope for every creation is that it makes a statement, and moves people in some way.
I'm often asked "Where did you get that" when people see me wearing or using original-1 products. To me this is the ultimate validation, that I'm doing something right. Original-1 is all about turning ordinary, everyday items into unique conversation pieces. It's about getting people to engage with one another. It's about helping people represent their views, lifestyles, likes and dislikes. And above all, it's about being original.
Design has always been my passion. Simply put, I love to create for the tastemakers — the people who are into bands before they get big and art before it gets discovered, the people who curate their lives and what they own, the people who value quality, originality and aesthetics.
The quality of products is as important to the original-1 brand, as the designs that adorn them. That's why we only source high-quality products. Yes, they typically cost a bit more, but shelling out a few more bucks for something of higher quality is a no-brainer. In short, original-1 will never offer anything, I don’t love myself. So, rest assured knowing you'll be happy with both the artwork AND the craftsmanship.
Designs and inventory are constantly changing, so if you see a design you like, you should grab it, while it's still available. :)
Designer & Founder