Daniel Hellman (standing) and Eric Chang (sitting) are self-taught designers and craftsman who started out building their furniture pieces in a garage. Daniel, a classical guitarist and renaissance man, focuses on the building of the furniture, while Eric, the artist, creates sketches of the furniture. It was a perfect match and after they found success in their local community, they founded Hellman-Chang. Within a year and a half they were awarded a Best of the Year Product Design Award by Interior Design Magazine in 2006. Since then they have had worldwide interest and requests from industries including interior designers, hotels, showrooms and consumers.