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£98
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, February 24 2019 2:49 PM UTC +00:00.

£98
pledged of £800pledged of £800 goal
10
backers
66hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, February 24 2019 2:49 PM UTC +00:00.

About

 What is YksiKaksi?

As renters, many of us don’t have the luxury to choose our own furniture or lamps. With YksiKaksi, you can cover the ugly or boring lamps that you’re stuck with. It obviously also works great as a regular lampshade. 

Choose your colour of lampshade: black or white. Then the fasteners: white, black, brass (gold colour), or colour mix (green, blue, yellow, orange, pink, and purple). Backers will be asked to provide their colour choices via web survey, after the campaign ends.

All the colour options.
All the colour options.

YksiKaksi means OneTwo in Finnish. Tomi is from Finland. Mira is not – but one of the few things she knows in Finnish, is to count to two. Whenever she interjects into a Finish conversation, she says ‘Yksi Kaksi’. We also like it as we are a design duo.

The assembly of the YksiKaksi lampshade is simple: First 'button it' using the fasteners, then attach the hooks to the lamp cord.
The assembly of the YksiKaksi lampshade is simple: First 'button it' using the fasteners, then attach the hooks to the lamp cord.

About us

We who created YksiKaksi are Tomi and Mira, students at the Design Products MA Programme at the Royal College of Art, known for its playful, experimental approach. This Quickstarter campaign within Kickstarter is led by Oscar Lhermitte, creator of TAPE ✂️ STICKERS and MOON

Measurements of the lamp shade in millimetres.
Measurements of the lamp shade in millimetres.

What do I get for my pledge?

The production costs includes material, laser cutting, fasteners and packaging. We are using the most affordable shipping options for your benefit. 

With a pledge of £12, you get one lamp shade, one pack of fasteners, and instructions, shipped in a cardboard tube.
With a pledge of £12, you get one lamp shade, one pack of fasteners, and instructions, shipped in a cardboard tube.
With a pledge of £23, you get two lamp shades, two packs of fasteners, and instructions, shipped in a cardboard tube.
With a pledge of £23, you get two lamp shades, two packs of fasteners, and instructions, shipped in a cardboard tube.
With a pledge of £34, you get three lamp shades, three packs of fasteners, and instructions, shipped in a cardboard tube.
With a pledge of £34, you get three lamp shades, three packs of fasteners, and instructions, shipped in a cardboard tube.

What is the proposed timeline?

Autumn 2018: Developing the idea and prototypes, sourcing manufacturers and getting feedback on the design

January 2019: Preparing the campaign

February 2019: The launch of the Quickstarter campaign on Kickstarter!

March 2019: The end of the hopefully successful campaign!

June 2019: Graduation from the Royal College of Art – come to the graduation show!

July 2019: Manufacturing of lampshades including quality control. 

August 2019: Rewards kick-off.

September 2019: You should be the recipient of the YksiKaksi lampshade!

Prototypes of the lamp shade.
Prototypes of the lamp shade.

 What we do with the money?

We will use the pledged money to produce 100 pieces of the lamp shades. Materials and laser cutting takes the biggest part. Also we need money for packaging materials and the rest of our target money will go to shipping costs. 

Risks and challenges

We have contacted manufacturers and have selected the one we're proceeding with.

The main risks would be poor quality laser cutting, but we planning on getting samples from the manufacturer to quality assess. We are also quality checking the fasteners.

The only other thing would be the mail service making a mistake, but those tend to be rare – we are using the the Royal Mail within the UK.

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