This project's funding goal was not reached on November 5, 2012.
About this project
Hi Kickstarter, First and foremost thank you for taking a closer look at our project.
OMNI Trivets is a set of 4 nesting silicone trivets that can be configured and expanded to accommodate any size serving dish. Their unique shape and design can create limitless patterns that beautifully dress the table long before the food arrives.
- Each trivet measures 7.5" x 5.25".
- They can be used individually or arranged in an infinite number of patterns.
- Multiple sets can be used to expand and create a dynamic table setting.
- A set of 4 provides great flexibility: two can accommodate a full size roasting pan while the other two can be used for side dishes.
- Made of die cast food safe silicone.
- Heat resistant to 480° Fahrenheit and dishwasher safe.
- The design makes efficient use of the material while still providing great functionality and flexibility.
- GRIPPY quality of the silicone makes it possible to serve food without having to hold onto the serving dish.
- Great for everyday use as well as formal occasions
For this project we are hoping to raise enough funds for mass-production, multi-cavity steel tooling as well as the suppliers minimum order quantity of parts and shelf-ready packaging. Everything for this project is in place and ready to move forward, but we need your help to meet our funding goal of $13,500. We’ve already paid for the first single cavity mold to create and test the production quality prototypes you see in this video.
Multi cavity tooling is required in order to attain the per part cost needed to make the OMNI Trivets available at an attractive retail price. The supplier can complete the tooling and supply finished parts in four to five weeks from the time of order. If all goes well, this will allow us to have them ready to ship in time for the Holidays. The supplier has graciously agreed to begin tooling and production the moment we have reached our funding goal.
I’ve been designing and managing product development for over 25 years www.laradesigns.com . This project is as straight forward and simple to execute as they come but we need your help to get the ball rolling.
The plan is for this to be the first of many cool and unique products that we produce. Kickstarter has revolutionized the process of product development for independent projects like this and has empowered the end user to see projects they like move from the drawing board to something they can hold in their hands and use. We hope you will consider OMNI Trivets worthy of your support. Thank you for your time and attention.
Risks and challenges
The risks are few. We’ve already invested in a single cavity steel tool to provide us with the authentic production samples from a top rated supplier. These are shown in the video and photos. These have been rigorously tested. The supplier can complete multi cavity tooling in less than 14 days and can provide 5000 parts in an additional two weeks. The packaging comes from a 3rd party supplier that will deliver packaging to the parts supplier so that they can package the product into boxed sets of four.
We’ve limited the Holiday Reward level to just 450 sets (1800 individual parts) so that if there are any hiccups or delays we can air freight this small quantity to fulfill our backers rewards at the Early Bird Holiday Level before December 24th . If things go very smoothly we may be able to deliver more rewards before the holiday. We will keep backers updated with our progress.
I’ve been designing and managing product development for over 25 years and I’ve worked very closely with both domestic and overseas suppliers creating some very complex projects. OMNI Trivets is a straightforward very simple product to produce.
There are of course certain elements that are out of our control: weather, worker strikes and things of this nature.
We are very confident in our ability to bring this project to fruition and fullfill our backers rewards.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We’ve had many requests for multiple sets. Kickstarter has recently implemented a new rule that prevents projects from offering multiple sets as rewards in the official rewards list. If you’re interested in multiple sets please send us a message and we’ll see what we can do.
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