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About

Today, the fruits and vegetables we consume come covered with pesticides or worse yet, are prewashed with gas or chemicals to live longer on the supermarket shelves. To minimize and eliminate the chemical residues it required not only a quick wash, but subemerging the produce in water for a longer period of time. I always admired the sustainability, the elegance and the simplicity of the funnel and the strainer. The intelligence and the function are in their form. I wondered how I could update these tools in a smart and aesthetically pleasing way. The result came as a beautiful bowl whose handle is also a hybrid strainer and funnel, that seems destined for a Museum of Modern Art gift shop.

                             Perfect gift for Mother's Day

- The Anton Strainer is a modern bowl that fits today’s life.

 - It is sustainable, elegant and it serves us in a simple, basic way.

- It is what I call "FUNCTIONAL ART"

- The strainer has a touch latch attachment.

- Easy to be removed and washed when needed.

- Once the strainer is in place, it is stable and perfectly integrated. 

- After you add the water the produce is totally submerged in the water.

- In this way we reduce 60% of the water needed to wash as opposed to a traditional strainer.

- Place the bowl on the counter.

- Swirl around with fingers to rub the pesticides off the produce.

- The handle is used as a strainer and drains at the same time.

- The funnel allows you to control where you want to drain the water, in a sink, a cup or in a plant.

 - It is a beautifully designed object that you can pass on from generation to generation.

Where will the money go?

Your funds will be used to help us finance the production of the molds that are designed and ready to be made, also it will help us pay for our first order.

To get this far, we have done quite a lot of work already:

Step 1: Development: Done!

Step 2: Industrial Design: Done!

Step 3: Design Verification and Tooling Verification: Done!

Step 4: Production Prototype Done!

Step 5:Testing: Done!

What's Next?

December - Launch Anton Strainer on Kickstarter.com

January 15th : placing the order.

February 1st-15th - Tooling (molds) estimated to be completed. Testing the mold, tweaking and polishing.

February 16th - Full production begins.

March 16th - Shipping from Signet Plastics, Maryville TN, to Caveman Factory LLC.

March 17-30th - Quality control and packaging.

Delivery:

Our objective is to deliver before Mother's Day May 11 2014.

April - Rewards shipped to the early bird backers.

May 1st (approx.) - All rewards will arrive to everybody!!

September 1st - Anton Strainer will be available for purchase.

The Designer

Ryann Aoukar is a product designer and he teaches design at the University of Tennessee. He worked with OMA and was also associated with global architecture firm Gensler, before establishing his own practice in 2007. Aoukar is a winner of several prestigious awards; from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum, from the International Interior Design Show in Montreal, and from the Interior Design Magazine in New York. He designed products for Luxo, Norway, Datesweiser, USA and for Neinkamper, Canada.

The Manufacturer 

Signet Plastics is a company processor of plastics, with more than 30 years of experience in the plastics industry.

Risks and challenges

Made in America, this is one of the most challenging aspects of the project, because we want to bring back the know-how to our cities and our industry instead of going to Asia. We are prepared to make sure each step of the way is thoroughly completed without cutting corners to give you the best possible product. We have looked into different manufacturers and we chose Signet Plastics a great company, also a backup manufacturer in Tennessee, and built in a time cushion for the products to be made to proper quality specifications. This will allow us to under-promise and over-deliver!!

Working with a manufacturer located in Knoxville,Tennessee, who makes products for some of the top brands in North America, will minimize the risk because we will be working with the same standards in North America (FDA) instead of running into problems lost in translation with overseas manufacturers.

I sincerely believe that we can provide you with your Strainer Bowl rewards in a very timely manner consistent with the dates laid out in each pledge description.

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    Early Bird Backers - You will receive one of the first Anton Strainer Bowls. ($90+ value) Free shipping to the US and Canada. Just before Mother's Day.

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    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL — Get an Anton Strainer Bowl ($90+ value). Right here, right now! US shipping included. Early enough if you need to ship it for Mother's Day.

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    CANADA SPECIAL — Only for the beloved Canadian crowd. Get an Anton Strainer Bowl ($90+ value). Right here, right now! Canadian residents only. Shipping included. Shipped before Mother's Day.

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    INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL — Get an Anton Strainer Bowl ($90+ value). Right here, right now! Shipping included.

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    Get an Anton Strainer Bowl, with your NAME engraved on the back. Free shipping.

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    Get one of the first 20 Anton Strainer Bowls, with engraved number, date and the signature of the designer.

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    Get an Anton Strainer Bowl "usable", and one of the first 9 prototypes 3d printed "not for use", signed and dated by the designer, plus a guided visit to the factory.
    Plane ticket included for US and Canadian residents only, plus hotel. Date of the visit has to be communicated before March 1st 2014.

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Funding period

- (45 days)