heirloom caliber construction

As a society we take more than we need, live for today rather than tomorrow, and throw away more than we keep. Today’s pace of technology perpetuates a cycle of obsolescence and encourages wasteful behavior. We want to help break this cycle.

Around fifteen years ago, when I landed my first job and started to feel more like an adult, I realized the time for cinder block and two-by-four bookshelves was over. I decided that I wanted to buy my first real piece of furniture and I wanted something special. Having always been a fan of mid-century design, the Eames Lounge Chair was the perfect choice. At the time it was a stretch to pay for, and even now I’d think twice. But back then I knew I was buying something that was going to last, and fifteen years later it’s still with me.

My Eames chair is beautifully made, the craftsmanship impeccable, and it’s extremely comfortable.  It’s circled the globe with me twice, moved houses more times than I can remember, and remains in fantastic condition. I’ve rocked both my newborn son and daughter to sleep in this chair, and know that someday they will do the same.

The HG one project hopes to build something you would be proud to hand down to the next generation.

Max & friend Nicolas in my Eames Lounge Chair


gearbox CNC milled from solid billet aluminum

Build Quality

The HG one grinder frame is constructed of three quarter inch thick 6061 T6 aluminum plates that are sandblasted and anodized to provide a tough outer shell. Hardened steel gears on stainless steel shafts connect an eight and a half inch diameter flywheel to the conical grinding burrs. The CNC milled burr assembly and gear housing, along with four industrial grade sealed bearings, ensure precise alignment of the grinding elements.

There is no motor to burn out or need servicing. The power comes from you.

We’ve also designed the HG one to be easily serviced by the end user. Our grinder uses standard off the shelf parts that are easily sourced and readily available.

Everything breaks. We’ve made it easy to fix.

We’ve built the HG one to last.