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Spore Foundation

When Ted Pierson considered objects in the designed environment that could use an overhaul, he realized the doorbell button was due for some attention. Pierson and former business partner, Tom Gordon, got to work. After receiving accolades for prototypes from top design magazines, Spore was created in 1996. Since its inception, Spore has been offering doorbell buttons and chimes for the modern environment, both residential and commercial.

 

 Spore Today

In addition to a line of stock products, Spore can work with designers and developers to create the button or LED lighting product to fit their needs. Whether you are just looking for a slightly different finish option or need a completely new custom solution for your project, Spore can help you. Options include custom anodized or powder coated faceplates, subject to minimum orders, as well as assistance with special configurations, as in call-bell systems. Please see our Projects page for more ideas.

 

Spore Philosophy

At Spore, we strive to produce modern designs that integrate into a variety of environments. While the simplicity of line and materials is contemporary, Spore products can be at home among a wide range of styles, from Victorian and craftsman homes to urban hotels. New offerings from Spore continue to be designed with the needs of existing homeowners, as well as new-construction designers, in mind. We are also always curious to hear what our customers are searching for but can’t seem to find.

 

Ted Pierson

After graduating from Western Washington University’s Industrial Design Program in 1992, Ted Pierson worked for various design firms in Washington. His experience with a wide variety of projects allowed him to consider design from many approaches, from the purely aesthetic to the technically precise. While his primary focus these days is on architectural elements, he continues to enjoy exploring the abilities of diverse materials to create solutions to everyday problems.

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