The Skase Tea Cup set is going to be produced again with your help, so many people wanted one but didn't get it, now is your chance to
The Skase teacup set is based on the idea of symbiosis. A close,
prolonged association between two or more different organisms of
different species that may, but does not necessarily, benefit each
member. The Skase is a cup and saucer for the post-modern world. The cup
is made from white glazed creamware and is freed from the usual
convention of requiring a flat base. It has a pleasingly tactile pointed
shape and sits upon a cross base made from Manchurian walnut.
Dimensions: 160mm L x 160mm W x 130mm H
The Story So Far...
I'm Steve, an Australian product designer and I designed the Skase a few years ago and went on to produce a couple of small editions that sold out. Since then it has become very popular on blogs and sites across the internet and I have had so much interest in them that I need to produce another edition. The Skase's popularity has been a bit overwhelming but generally great, people emailing me saying they love it and need one. Unfortunately some have gone too far such as 3d modelling my design and getting a 3d print of it and then telling me they are selling their design to China! Thanks to Clive and Glen Solomon of Palmerston North, New Zealand! Their actions have motivated me to place the design here on Kickstarter and get the goodness and kindness of strangers to fund the next edition of the real Skase Tea Cup Set made and out into the world.
As mentioned, I have the made the Skase before and have sourced companies to manufacture the next edition up to the same standard as the previous limited editions. The edition run shall be larger than the last ones including a special signed and numbered amount of 100 being produced for Backers of £100 or more. The edition shall be manufactured in Europe by craftspeople, not mass produced in China or the far east. Once funding is secured I will commence with having the moulds made for the ceramic cups by a company located in the birthplace of cream ware in the UK. These shall be then delivered to the ceramics factory that has been producing ceramics for over 200 years. The bases will be manufactured in a more 21st century way CNC machined from beautiful European hardwood. The finished bases and cups will come together for packing and 'special treatments' as required. They will be sent out to you via international 1st class post. If you would like to give the Skase as a Christmas Gift this year I will email a special Christmas image to you so that you can include it in a card when gifting.
I look forward to answering any questions you may have and thank you in advance for your support of this beautiful object.
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Manufacturing Challenges Statement.
As the Skase has been produced before in smaller amounts, the challenges are in producing a greater quantity. The bases shall pose no real problems due to their automated manufacture however the ceramics may require a couple of test fires to get the temperature right. The temperature of the fire determines the final size of the ceramic cup as the firing reduces the amount of water in the ceramic. It is a little time consuming but will not effect the economics of the project just the time frame. I have every confidence in the ceramics and wooden base manufacturers I have chosen to work with and my past experience with this product will over come any risks and challenges to bring this project to fruition.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of £10,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on January 8.
Dec 9, 2012 - Jan 8, 2013 (30 days)
Pledge £5 or more
Thanks for the love! Backers will get updates on the progress of the Skase Cups and selected witticisms via emailEstimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge £35 or more
A Skase to call your own! Backers will receive their very own rarer than hen's teeth Skase before public release. Each will come with a thank you note for your support and an emailed Christmas image for gifting the Skase. Shipping to Europe add £10, International add £15Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add £15 to ship outside the UK
Pledge £65 or more
Tea for Two! Backers will receive a set of two Skase cups and bases before public release. Each will come with a thank you note for your support and an emailed Christmas image for gifting the Skase. Shipping to Europe add £15, International add £20Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add £20 to ship outside the UK
Pledge £100 or more
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Signed Sealed Delivered! Backers will receive a set of two signed and numbered limited edition Skase cups and bases before public release. Each will come with a thank you note for your support and an emailed Christmas image for gifting the Skase. Shipping to Europe add £15, International add £20Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add £20 to ship outside the UK
Pledge £1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
Skase with more! Backers will receive a set of two Skase cups and bases. Personally inscribed with your name and thanks from the designer. Also the designer will call you up or skype you and have a chat about the Skase design inspiration or just what ever you are having for dinner! Shipping to Europe add £15, International add £20Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add £20 to ship outside the UK
Pledge £5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
The Daddy! Steve will come and visit you in person to deliver you your one off Skase Tea Cup set of two cups and bases. While he's there he will take you out to dinner (two person max) and chat to you about the design inspiration or the weather or whatever takes your fancy.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013