After RISD, Horvath and Hilgendorf knew they wanted to open a shop, but they were both working day jobs — Horvath with an interior-design firm and Hilgendorf with a cabinetmaker — until one day, fate intervened. “A friend of mine’s dad used to build models for the artist Christo, and he had this whole shop in storage,” Horvath explains. “These tools had just been sitting there for years, and his ex-wife wanted them out of her loft.” The booty included this green bandsaw, one of the last remaining survivors from the inheritance.
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After RISD, Horvath and Hilgendorf knew they wanted to open a shop, but they were both working day jobs — Horvath with an interior-design firm and Hilgendorf with a cabinetmaker — until one day, fate intervened. “A friend of mine’s dad used to build models for the artist Christo, and he had this whole shop in storage,” Horvath explains. “These tools had just been sitting there for years, and his ex-wife wanted them out of her loft.” The booty included this green bandsaw, one of the last remaining survivors from the inheritance.