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€11,810
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7
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, December 5 2018 8:10 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 5, 2018

Caress - Luxury apple mouse cover

The luxury of walnut touch on a magic mouse.

Caress - Luxury apple mouse cover

The luxury of walnut touch on a magic mouse.

€11,810
pledged of €17,000pledged of €17,000 goal
7
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, December 5 2018 8:10 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 5, 2018

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

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About


CONCEPT

In the presence of a work of art, you might have experienced this magic moment, when senses transcend matter.
Caress is the incarnation of that unique experience. It was born from two years of R&D in our Laboratory in Paris, L’Atelier Franck Genser.   Caress is made of noble materials following a millenary tradition of French cabinetmaking.  Caress is Tactile, Sensual and Loyal.  In your palm, it provides an aesthetic emotion while respecting all the features of the Magic Mouse.


OUR PHILOSOPHY

Creating precious objects to provide you with a unique experience where senses and aesthetics transcend technology. Celebrating your daily creativity because we value your true self.

 

HOW TO USE CARESS?

Each mouse is delivered with its adhesive film. Take off the adhesive tape protection, place Caress on your mouse. You are all set.


L'ATELIER FRANCK GENSER

Since 2015, we have gathered ten talented and sensitive people in a Parisian Fablab. We chose to be simultaneously designers, manufacturers and publishers of our productions in order to preserve the integrity of our vision, from the sketch to the completed object. Throughout each development, we push back the limits and constraints of manufacture to respect the essence of our creations.


TIMELINE  

2016

JANUARY   

• Idea & Design Research  

END of 2016 

• First prototype of Caress Completed. First test of Caress : 2 years later, our first prototype is working perfectly.  

2017

• Final prototype of Caress Completed.  

2018

OCTOBER 

Kickstarter Campaign Begins   

NOVEMBER 

• Kickstarter Funding Ends

DECEMBER

• Shipping out EARLY BIRDS & FIRST EDITION Backers Rewards   

• Shipping out Backers Rewards.


SHIPPING 

We are located in Paris, France, but are able to ship our Caress all around the globe.

Risks and challenges

We believe that Caresses precious wood, ergonomics, design and production are reaching excellence.
Handcrafting the Caress takes time, but this requirement of time and expertise is also what gives a precious value to our product.
We refuse to compromise quality. Our top priority is to make things properly : we will notify our backers with regular and open updates. Your help and advice are precious.

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    Pledge €140 or more About $155

    EARLY BIRD

    A limited number of lucky backers can get one (1) Caress at the lowest price possible, for 30% off the retail price !

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    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL

    One (1) Caress and an exclusive booklet of our handcrafted process fabrication !

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    • Special Booklet of our process of fabrication
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    CARESS VERY LIMITED EDITION

    Same design, different wood !

    Get one (1) Caress made from AMERICAN WALNUT TREES, a darker, beautiful precious wood.

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    Second wave Caress

    Because making Caress takes time we've delayed the next level of production to early 2019

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    Pledge €329 or more About $364

    CARESS PACK x2

    Two (2) Caresses

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    Pledge €489 or more About $541

    CARESS PACK x3

    Three (3) Caresses

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Funding period

- (30 days)