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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, September 12 2013 6:31 AM UTC +00:00

About

Do you think there is something missing on the Christmas tree?  We do! We think the world of Christmas decorations has been missing the Ornamental globes. For a while actually. 

The Ornamental Christmas globes bring a younger and cooler twist to the traditional, boring decorations (read: designed for previous centuries) 

Ornamental Christmas globes are cool and beautifully designed with flexible silicone hangers - spiced up with graphics for you and your friends. By the way the globes are hollow, so there is room inside for treats for you candy lovers ;)

Who we are!?

We are a group of professional industrial designers (Frederick Rickmann, Jakob Normand and Lars L. Christensen), who design and develop products for a living. Usually very technical stuff, like telephone handsets, industrial machines, forklift trucks and smaller stuff like cleaning aids for iPhones. We have now come to a point where we really want do some less serious stuff ~ and a few Friday beers around last Christmas plus some brainstorming let to the start of the Ornamental globes project.

The graphic styles!?

We have designed a lot of different graphics for the globes - there should be something for everyone's taste. Ranging from NOT so christmassy to almost classic Christmas themes and off course also the DIY or LYKDIT-version (Let Your Kids Do It Themselves) great as a gift for the grandparents. 

See all of the themes below:

THEME 1:   8-bits of Christmas

Arcade machine Christmas for the Win!
Arcade machine Christmas for the Win!



THEME 2:   Deadly bunch

I kill you
I kill you



THEME 3:   Ice ice baby

Snow is coming down in droves...
Snow is coming down in droves...



THEME 4:   What's Yo Christmas face!?

Another soft present from Grandma - have your face ready!?
Another soft present from Grandma - have your face ready!?



THEME 5:   Chrismetric

I don't care if you are square
I don't care if you are square



THEME 6:   Him, her, Belief and God

The true spirit of Christmas!?
The true spirit of Christmas!?



THEME 7:   Twisted Christmas

Traditional Christmas imagery with a slight twist
Traditional Christmas imagery with a slight twist



THEME 8:   Comic comments

Nobody expects the Christmas inquisition
Nobody expects the Christmas inquisition



THEME 9:   Happy trees

Happy, suspicious, hungry and trees in love
Happy, suspicious, hungry and trees in love



THEME 10:   Twirly

Chritmas doodles
Chritmas doodles



THEME 11:   DIY/LYKDITSnow

Decorate the globes yourselves or let your Kids do it!
Decorate the globes yourselves or let your Kids do it!

Progress

We have already gone through the first two prototype stages optimizing the hanger lock mechanism and the overall size of the globes. 

Sone of the first sketches on the ornamental globe
Sone of the first sketches on the ornamental globe
2nd rapid prototype with optimized/stronger hanger lock
2nd rapid prototype with optimized/stronger hanger lock

We have begun work on developing the packaging for the globes. It should a simple and elegant packaging that you can use to store the globes for many years.

Funding

We've spent many many hours designing the globes and the graphics. We have the production setup in place - so now need your help. We need money to pay for the mold to produce the hanger and globes. We've set our goal at just below £20k, because that's the minimum amount we need to get production started and the first step towards ending on your Christmas tree. We have chosen to include the shipping cost into the pledges - giving free shipping worldwide to all backers. We love the simplicity of it - making sure wherever you live, the price is the best possible.

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Timeline

We already have the manufacturer in place, and they are ready to begin production. We have worked together with this manufacturer before in our daily work, so we are confident it will be a good and problem free mass production run.  

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER: Finalize product details + packaging and successfully fund Kickstarter project.

MID SEPTEMBER - END OCTOBER: Tool design for hanger and globe, trial run 1 & 2 + mass production.

NOVEMBER: Shipping

Thank you for checking out our project and we hope you will help us make Ornamental a reality by backing the project :)  Cosy Christmas wishes from Frederick, Jakob and Lars

Ps. We know Christmas is not on top of mind right now (enjoying the summer sun) but by backing the project now you'll have them ready for Christmas ;-)

Risks and challenges

The design and development of the Ornamental globes is finished. We have gone through two prototype stages with the chosen manufacturer. The results are great, the globes look very nice and the silicone hanger is really nice.

We have worked with the manufacturer before in previous projects, and are confident they will reach both the quality we are seeking and the stick to the timeplan.
That said, to make more than a couple of globes, proper manufacturing and assembly fixtures needs to be made. Materials and colour matching needs to be tested. This will take a period of trial runs until everything just right. Things can potentially go wrong - it happens from time to time. We plan to deliver early/mid December, but delays might force us to not meet that deadline. We will do our very best to make sure that your Ornamental globes arrive on time for Christmas Eve 2013 and have partnered with competent partners to avoid any problems.

Of course, we'll update you regularly on the process and progress.

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    THANK YOU VERY MUCH !
    We appreciate your support.

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    A BIG THANK YOU ! and we put your name on the Ornamental website wall of fame!

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    1 set (4pcs) of white Ornamental globes with one of the available graphic themes 1~10. SAVE £6
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    Pledge £24 or more About $31

    4pcs set of white DIY Ornamental globes WITHOUT graphics. Use the included black permanent marker to do your own Ornamental style globes or have you kid do it. The perfect gift for the grandparents
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    Pledge £39 or more About US$ 49

    1 set (4pcs) of white Ornamental globes with one of the available graphic themes 1~10 + 1 white T-shirt with Ornamental logo and one of the graphics from the chosen set. Once funded we will send out a survey where you can choose your preferred theme and size
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    Pledge £55 or more About $70

    3 sets of your choice (12pcs) - SAVE 8£ - White Ornamental globes with three of the available graphic themes 1~10. Once funded we will send out a survey where you can choose your preferred theme
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    Pledge £99 or more About US$ 125

    Get you own graphic designs on a set of 8 unique Ornamental globes. You supply the print-ready vector graphic files we print your very own set of 8 different custom Ornamental globes
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    Pledge £299 or more About US$ 379

    Get 100 identical Ornamental globes with your own personal Christmas greeting/graphic to send out to friends, family or business network. You supply the logo, text or vector graphics.

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    Pledge £499 or more About US$ 632

    EXCLUSIVE! Join the design team in designing a new graphic theme for the next series of Ornamental globes. You will receive 5 sets (20pcs) of you own co-designed Ornamental globes.

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    Pledge £699 or more About $890

    EXCLUSIVE! Get one of a kind globes!
    Get a double set (8pcs) Ornamental globes with special designed graphics of your theme choice.
    - you decide on the graphic theme and style for the globes, we design them solemnly for you!

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Funding period

- (30 days)