black helmut is...

Curtis Felten and Chase Young--two Art & Design bro's from Detroit and San Diego respectively. Curtis and Chase became friends in 2017 over an average post-punk song; due to very natural evolutionary trends, black helmut was born in June of 2020 when Curtis (who is a designer and fabricator by trade) texted Chase (who is 8 years Curtis inferior but apparently swag enough to embark on such a journey with) about an idea to use Steel Telescoping Tube, or "Telespar" to make furniture and art objects for the home. As a designer, Curtis has always had an affinity towards anticipatory design. A philosophy in which each object looks terrifyingly simple but displays unique beauty whilst possessing excessive functionality.

After Curtis did some investigation, he found that his grandfather, Herb Henry, is actually the INVENTOR of Telespar, which he first engineered in 1964; VERY COOL. If you are wondering "WTF IS TELESPAR?" you're not alone, and the answer is simple--think about a "Stop" sign...that metal bar with the holes in it...that's Telespar.

black helmut is exploring the intersection between form and function in the home.

All black helmut pieces are made by Curtis's own hands using American-made Galvanized Steel Telespar.

the black helmut vision is clear: to create furniture that pushes against the zeitgeist whilst providing inimitable machined form and function with a beautiful material that is referential for both Curtis and the Layperson.

with love,

bh

Curtis Felten:
6’ 0”
160 LBS
Male
Detroit, MI

exhibitions:

“tuck me in before i fall asleep and make sure i’m wearing shoes”
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London 37 Dover St
Mayfair, London W1S 4NJ, UK
http://www.ropac.net

“add to cart”
Library Street Collective
1274 Library Street (Alley)
Detroit, MI 48226
http://www.lscgallery.com

“non-fiction news”
Playground Detroit
1435 Farmer Street Suite 117
Detroit, MI 48226
http://www.playgrounddetroit.com

Chase Young:
5’10”
140 LBS
Male
San Diego, CA

exhibitions:

“OH MY GOD; LEAVES KAWS OUT OF THIS”
Group Show; 2020
Almine Rech: Paris
64 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, France
https://www.alminerech.com/

“BUT HE’S A NICE GUY”
2020
Pace Gallery
540 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001
https://www.pacegallery.com/

“THAT’S REALLY SWEET, BUT I DON’T CARE”
2021 (forthcoming)
Bitforms Gallery
131 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
https://bitforms.art/



'the mini' utility rack (12″)

$30

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impress your friends with The Mini, black helmut's iconic utility rack

12” galvanized steel and custom machined parts; 8 color options.

each mini (12”) comes with two hooks and all the materials you need to hang it (no power tools required)

think two hooks won’t be enough, add more! the 12" can hold up to 12 hooks.

please allow 2-4 weeks for production/powder-coating/shipment. all items are made to order.



'the mini' utility rack (18″)

$50

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impress your friends with The Mini, black helmut's iconic utility rack

18” galvanized steel and custom machined parts; 8 color options.

each Mini (18”) comes with three hooks and all the materials you need to hang it (no power tools required)

think three hooks won’t be enough, add more!
the 18" can hold up to 18 hooks.

please allow 2-4 weeks for production/powder-coating/shipment. all items are made to order.


the mini hook add-on

$5

hook add-ons for the mini (12” & 18”)

custom machined parts


the folding chair

$299+

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T.F.C by black helmut.

galvanized steel structure with aluminum seat and swiveling back rest.

galvanized steel means this chair is unrustable; perfect for indoor and outdoor settings.

white is finished with powder-coat

DIMENSIONS:
Chair (whole): 18” wide x 32” tallSeat: 15.5” wide x 16” deepBackrest: 15.5” wide x 6” tallFolded: 3” profile
design by Curtis Felten

please allow 2-4 weeks for production/powder-coating/shipment. all items are made to order.


thinking about ordering more than 1? email us for a discount!


'the homie' table

$399+

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the homie table exists for whatever you need it to be; telespar construction allows for unlimited functionality—can be used vertically or horizontally, presenting a unique aesthetic that is sure to be the accent in any room.

vertical orientation: 16.25” x 16.25” x 22.25”

horizontal orientation:22.25” x 16.25” x 16.25”

steel construction with custom machined parts.

please allow 2-4 weeks for production/powder-coating/shipment. all items are made to order.


thinking about ordering more than 1? email us for a discount!


the frame

$80+

a picture frame, preferably for that photograph you think is very cool

3 sizes: (photo size)

8” x 10” (pictured)
16” x 20” ($160)
24” x 36” ($240)

steel construction with two panes of glass clamped together by brass screw

*photo not included

please allow 2-4 weeks for production/powder-coating/shipment. all items are made to order.


the lamp

$299+

lamp

20”—13” x 13” x 20” (length + width measured at the top)

14”—13” x 13” x 14”

steel construction with custom machined parts

light: soft, comfortable, luminous

please allow 2-4 weeks for production/powder-coating/shipment. all items are made to order.


Need something custom?

Be rude, we don’t care. & get stuff in any color


001 : the XL shirt

$10

you found the shirt that only comes in XL

made these for ourselves. original. could have flaws.

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8"x10" : $80

16"x20" : $160

24"x36" : $240