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Last updated April 6, 2013

Temple, a contemporary cakestand for today's lifestyle needs

Temple is easy to assemble, adaptable for multi purpose usage and compact to store.

Temple, a contemporary cakestand for today's lifestyle needs

Temple is easy to assemble, adaptable for multi purpose usage and compact to store.

£4,881
pledged of £25,000pledged of £25,000 goal
83
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, April 6 2013 7:07 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated April 6, 2013

About

The home baking market is increasing in popularity. By evaluating this trend I became aware of the need for a modern, contemporary cake stand that could be easily stored in a cupboard or drawer and that was dishwasher safe.  Temple’s design makes it more mobile than traditional cakestands. Temple can be easily slipped into a bag for you to take with you for a variety of uses and occasions.

Easy set-up and Usage

Temple’s  intuitive assembly is simply achieved by sliding the plates over the central tapered spine. Disassembly is just as easy by simply sliding them back off. All four main elements are held together by the stacker. The stacker keeps all the elements together for multi angled compact storage. You can use different plate configurations for different occasions.

Research overview

Initially desk research and store visits were undertaken to get an understanding of the market. This enabled me to form my own opinions and directions. Home visits and interviews with domestic bakers and hobbyists provided insights on how, when and where.

I also pulled together a core of other creatives to bounce first thought ideas and solutions for this growing market.

Easy to clean & store
Easy to clean & store
2-tier set-up
2-tier set-up

Detailed Specifications

• Plates are produced in Melamine plastic, in super gloss white.

• The spine is produced in Beech wood and sealed

• Stacker is self-coloured ABS plastic

 Temple sizes

• Bottom plate 305mm x 255mm x 23mm

• Middle plate 230mm x192mm x 17mm

• Top plate 158mm x 132mm x 13.5mm

Temple assembled overall height is 282 mm, Storage configuration overall height is 91mm

Temple is design registered

Keeps fruit separate
Keeps fruit separate

Thank you for your support!

The next critical stage of this project is to purchase the tooling required to go into production and help towards the first production run. Your valued support will enable us to achieve this goal. All backers will have their name or company name listed on the web site supporters page. A big 'Thank you'.

Thank you’s

  • CWD team for all the design and detailing 
  • Family and friends - for your help, support and encouragement along the way! 
  • Alan @ Uber for photography and studio equipment 
  • Bulthaup kitchens for the use of their amazing showroom 
  • Alex & Louise for the use of camera equipment.

Join us and like it on Facebook:- http://www.facebook.com/Templecakestand  

Risks and challenges

The initial challenge arose from the design criteria that formed the specification of the cake stand, basically the need to be practical, contemporary in look and feel. A celebration of materials, easily cleaned, compact when not in use and adaptable for a variety of occasions.

The next big challenge will be to obtain the tooling that ensures production of all the elements at a consistent quality required by the product. Currently my main focus is to ensure the tolerance of the beech spine in relation to the plates. I have ordered 10 beech spines from the prospective manufacturer which will provide more in-depth testing and understanding.
If it is not possible to get the correct quality in production the spine will be produced in ABS and I have designed some further attractive options for that purpose.
Once the tools have been commissioned the plan is to review the first off samples face to face with the manufacturer, enabling me to assess all the elements together and move forward with precision.

I have yet to finalise the packaging and artwork but this will be based on a non-bleached card with minimal printing to support the simplicity and cleanliness of the product. I have sourced a warehouse for storage and dispatch and am still working on finding a fulfilment provider to reduce the cost of postage.

International postage can be expensive and I hope this does not detract backers from the project. Temple has a boxed weight of 1kg (prototype) and I'm continuing to review postage costs and suppliers. Backers would be welcome to arrange their own postage or collection from London, Northampton or Southampton. Proposed boxed dimensions are 265mm x 320mm x 100mm.
(Royal Mail Airsure, which is fully tracked service and with a signature).
A big baker or having a banquet and you want multiples of Temple, for every second Pledge, you don't need to add postage.

Support
Thanks again for viewing the project. I really hope that with enough support and financial backing we can get the product into production. With this aim in mind I would be extremely grateful if you could please circulate details of the project to friends, family and colleagues. Thank you for taking the time to read through this.

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    Receive a Temple and a 2 day creative session in London's creative district -Shoreditch. The 2 day session would help you build on your own ideas. See the story and process behind the creation of Temple. Lots of cups of tea and cakes. 5 spaces available at different times - (accommodation and travel cost not included)

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